January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 6.6 million victims in one year. The theme—Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.”—challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Communities that understand stalking can support victims and combat the crime. If more people learn to recognize stalking, we have a better chance to protect victims and prevent tragedies.
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 10AM to 2PM at Docville Farm, 5128 East St. Bernard Hwy, Violet, LA, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program, Inc. and Metropolitan Center for Women & Children are offering “Stalking: New Realities & Safety Strategies” to promote awareness and public education about stalking during the annual observance. Mark Medina, MSgt., USMC(Ret) and Jocelyn Pinkerton, LMSW, MCWC, will be presenters. Mr. Medina is the community outreach and education coordinator for Metro. His outreach and education focus is on sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Mr. Medina is a retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant and has been working with survivors of sexual assault and family violence since 2007.
Capt. Charles Borchers, Head of Community Relations for St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will give his Refuse to be a Victim presentation that provides valuable safety tips while in your home, traveling, at work, etc.
This training is open to the public; however, we request that you register at the number below since lunch will be provided. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Gail Gowland: Gail.Gowland@stbernardbwp.org 231-1247 or Darlene Santana: 837-5400 or DSantana@mcwcgno.org . We look forward to having you attend.