Education & Prevention
FVRC believes that education is essential to breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual violence. We work in our community and in classrooms to teach our neighbors and children how to lead peaceful lives or help a friend in need.
- Coordinated Community Response
Founded in 1997, the Coalition for Family Peace has more than 80 members representing the justice, health care, educational and human services systems, faith-based communities, and businesses throughout Chatham County. Members work together to improve the county's response to domestic and sexual violence by promoting collaboration. The Coalition also provides extensive professional training, community education and public awareness programs.
- School-based Prevention Program
Established in 1984, this program provides age-appropriate education in each 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade classroom in Chatham County focused on preventing child abuse, sexual assalt and relationship violence. Teacher and counselor workshops are available on request.
- Community-based Prevention Programs
Prevention is accomplished by proactive community programs such as faith partnerships, men's groups and an afterschool program for young men working to end sexual violence.