Community Education + Prevention
FOW strongly believes that an involved and educated community can help lead to a more accountable and proactive community. Sexual and Domestic Violence is often seen as an individual or family issue; however, this violence impacts and affects the community as a whole. The Community Education and Prevention Program works to prevent these crimes by addressing the societal factors that contribute to and allow these forms of abuse to occur by challenging social norms, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. We provide outreach and education to children, youth, and adults to increase awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and other forms of violence while educating the community on how to identify and respond to outcries made by victims.