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When Is it Mandatory to Report Sexual Assaults?

Somerset County Youth Services Workshop

Post Date:01/04/2019 9:32 AM

SOMERVILLE – The support of teachers and school counselors can be very helpful to a student victim of sexual assault. Professionals who work with children and families are invited to learn more at a workshop, titled “When is it Mandatory to Report Sexual Assaults in New Jersey,” on Friday, Jan. 25.

The presentation will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room at the Somerset County Human Services Building, located at 27 Warren Street.  Free parking is available in the adjacent parking deck, third level or higher.

The program fee is $20. Cash or checks will be accepted; checks should be made payable to Friends of Somerset County Youth, a 501(c) 3 organization.  Registration and a light breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome. To reserve a seat in advance, contact Gretchen Craig at gcraig@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 704-6333. Professional development credits will be made available.

The workshop will be presented by Arianna Cohen, prevention coordinator, Zufall Health Sexual Assault Support Services.  Topics to be discussed include the dynamics of sexual assault, myths and facts, the nature of consent, date rape and school protocol. New Jersey sexual assault statutes, mandatory law and age of consent also will be reviewed.

This program is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county Youth Services Commission and Zufall Health.

For more information about the workshop, contact Community Development Specialist Cindy Britt, Somerset County Office of Youth Services, at britt@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 704-6352.

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