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Programs That Increase Awareness and Teach Violence Prevention Recognized

June 24, 2008

Cal State Fullerton’s Women’s Center and University Police Department were recently honored for their efforts to reduce violence in Orange County.

Soroptimist International of Fullerton recognized the university's contributions during a June 2 luncheon.

University Police were praised for their six-year old Rape Aggression Defense program modeled after a national effort and geared to helping women identify and avoid potentially dangerous situations. The 12-hour certificate program is offered once a semester and is open to all female members of the campus and surrounding communities. For more information on the next available class, go to the University Police website or contact Iris Cortes-Valle at 278-3423.

The campus Women’s Center was honored for its annual domestic violence conference, as well as their lecture series on dating and domestic violence. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Violence Prevention Conference, which will be held Oct. 25 at the Titan Student Union. Students, staff, community members and service providers are invited to attend. For further information, contact the Women’s Center at 657-278-3928.

“Soroptimist International of Fullerton's mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world,” said Cathy Weflen, organization president. “We feel that both the Violence Prevention Conference and the RAD program align well with our goal. We believe women and girls should live in safe and healthy environments and both of these programs aim to accomplish this.”

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