By David Lee on December 14, 2009 · tagged as , , , ,

MyStrength responds to Richmond Rape

The blog Richmond Confidential published this article highlighting the local crisis center, Community Violence Solutions, and its use of the MyStrength Campaign to prevent sexual violence.

Days after the Richmond High rape, crisis center director Rhonda James said that she had a training that could have prevented or lessened the severity of the attack on the teenage girl. The October rape horrified the local community and drew national attention to the city. Richmond residents were stunned by reports of up to 20 bystanders who witnessed and cheered on multiple assailants as they raped a 16-year-old girl for more than 2 hours. [Click here for the entire article.]

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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