MEDIA ADVISORY: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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BOISE, Idaho – The State of Idaho recognizes April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and remains dedicated to raising awareness about this crime. Any unwanted sexual contact is a sexual assault, and thousands are traumatically affected every year. Throughout April, numerous organizations will continue partnering to educate the public about sexual assault and let people know there is help.

“We all have a vital role in making our communities safe for sexual assault survivors to feel supported and believed. Even more, we need to create an environment where we all understand consent and healthy boundaries,” says Executive Director Paige Dinger of Faces of Hope Foundation. “There is never a reason or an excuse for sexual assault. I am honored to play a role in the movement to make the Treasure Valley safer for today’s children and tomorrow’s adults and leaders.”

Media and the public are invited to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month declaration kick-off event:

Date:                            April 4, 2023

Time:                             10 a.m.

Location:                       Faces of Hope Victim Center

                                    417 South 6th Street

                                    Boise, ID 83702

                                    Media can access the building at 9:30 a.m. to set up.

The news conference will include Governor Little, state representatives, law enforcement, and victim advocacy organizations announcing April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. After the event, Faces of Hope Foundation will offer a facility tour and discuss how their organization assists victims.

The news conference will be live-streamed.

Note: This event takes place during Faces of Hope Victim Center business hours. Children and adults will be at the Center for medical, mental health, forensic, criminal and civil legal support, and other stabilizing services. Every effort must be made to minimize any impact on their experience.

 

PARKING

Parking at the Faces of Hope Victim Center will be reserved for clients, victims, and patients receiving services. Paid parking is available at the Hampton Inn garage. Street parking around the Center is metered.

 

BUILDING ACCESS

Guests, media, and event staff are asked to use the Broad Street entrance (directly across from Trader Joe’s, near the corner of 6th and Broad Street). Please do not use the main entrance as clients, victims, and patients using the Center for emergency and scheduled services need privacy and a stress-free visit.

 

FACES OF HOPE TOUR

Events guests will be invited to participate in a curated experience of the Center. To minimize the impact on clients, patients, and victims, only part of the physical Center building will be utilized – but the whole experience will be included through visual displays and a robust guided experience.

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