Gloucester Township Police Show Support for Sexual Awareness Month Through Denim Day Events

Denim Day events take place throughout southern New Jersey in the month of April.

Photo credit: Nomore.org
Photo credit: Nomore.org
April is sexual assault awareness month and the Gloucester Township Police Department is participating in a month-long campaign to prevent sexual assault in the community.

Township Police will participate in the Denim Day events. Denim Day was adopted by the State of New Jersey in 2010 as a way to raise awareness about sexual violence.

Denim Day is a call to action and a way for individuals, companies, organizations, and schools throughout southern New Jersey to join together to change the attitudes about sexual violence and increase awareness about the importance of sexual violence prevention.

“By participating in Denim Day, you are making a visual sign of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence,” police said in a statement issued Tuesday morning. “This protest will promote awareness; awareness will lead to education; and education will lead to change.”

For more information on hosting Denim Day event, to request promotional buttons, or to request a prevention specialist to present at your school or business, visit www.denimdaysnj.org.

Denim Day events taking place throughout southern New Jersey during April include:

* April 1: Take Back the Night  Cumberland County College  3:30pm

* April 3: House of Brews Fundraiser; flyer needed for 10 percent of the meal cost as proceeds go to SERV

* April 6: Israeli Krav Maga – Self Defense fundraiser

* April 8: Take Back the Night Rowan University 6:30 pm; Stand.Speak.Empower. Tri-County Awareness event, 6-9 p.m.

* April 9: PJ Whelihan’s Haddon Township fundraiser  5pm

* April 11: RowanSOM Stratford fundraiser 7pm

* April 21: Texas Roadhouse fundraiser; flyer needed for 10 percent of the meal cost as proceeds go to SERV

* April 22: Texas Roadhouse fundraiser; flyer needed for 10 percent of the meal cost as proceeds go to SERV

* April 26: Walk In Her Shoes fundraiser

* April 30: PJ Whelihan’s fundraiser

The Center For Family Services operates a 24 hour live sexual assault and domestic violence hotline at 1-866-295-7378 .

It also provides advocate accompaniments to hospital emergency rooms, police stations, college campuses, and court. It offers individual and group counseling, provides safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, and implements a prevention program so that violence is no longer a public health epidemic.



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