The Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties will be hosting two volunteer trainings, Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both trainings will be held at 700 East Cherokee Street in Jacksonville.
Individuals with a desire to join the Crisis Response Team (CRT) in Cherokee County will be trained to provide on-site advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The CRT works together with law enforcement, local hospitals, the DA’s office, and other community partners to ensure the coordination of care for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the investigation of their cases.
"Our goal is to ensure the organization of a consistent, respectful, victim-centered response to domestic violence and sexual violence in Cherokee county and to counter the survivor's experience of abuse with a sensitive and complete advocacy response," stated Tara Scheler, Community Educator for the Crisis Center.
Wendy Hammons, Crisis Center CRT Coordinator added, "We are here to support the survivor’s well-being and to encourage those who work to bring the perpetrators to justice."
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who receive advocacy are more likely to leave their current situation and seek justice through the court.
Volunteers are needed to deliver efficient advocacy and crisis intervention at hospitals or local law enforcement offices. They will also provide resources to survivors through this collaborative effort.
All necessary resources are provided at the training on Oct. 22 or Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
To help support victims in the Jacksonville community and fight to end the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for the training date you will attend.