The Coalition staff is dedicated to increasing awareness and motivating communities to take action about domestic and sexual violence.
Public awareness encompasses community education and outreach. The main purpose is:
- To let communities know that domestic and sexual violence exist and to what extent they exist
- To help communities recognize domestic and sexual violence
- To inform communities about available services
- To support communities in developing safe and healthy relationships
Community education increases awareness of the issue and how to address it effectively. The Coalition provides information to agencies or organizations about domestic and sexual violence, as well as resource and referral information for the purpose of working with someone who is experiencing violence.
The Coalition also provides information and technical assistance to support programs’ various public awareness activities. Examples include concerts, media campaigns, rallies/speak outs, Silent Witnesses, Take Back the Night marches, theater productions, video series, vigils, and more.