Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County (DVRC) has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Saratoga County for 30 years. At DVRC we believe relationships should be safe. No one should be controlled by or afraid of someone they love. To that end, we help people escape relationship abuse and restart their life. In addition, we work with communities to help end relationship and sexual abuse.
Rape or Regret—You be the Jury
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6 PM, there will be a free showing of the video “Rape or Regret? A Jury’s Dilemma,” at the Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. This locally produced film shows, clearly and realistically, how teenage sexual assault can happen. Following the showing, the staff from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County will facilitate a discussion with audience members. The viewing is open to the public and free of charge. Pertaining to a mature subject matter, adults, youth 13 and older, and their parents are encouraged to attend.
“Rape or Regret” was produced by the Ballston Area Community Allies to be used as an educational tool to help students better understand sexual assault and learn some prevention strategies. Viewers hear testimony of Tonya (the complainant), Ryan (the defendant), their attorneys, and many witnesses as the case unfolds. Feedback from recent viewers: “it was very realistic” and “I liked how it took a situation that could very easily happen to kids our age and showed a very real consequence”.
DVRC is facilitating the viewing as part of the 2014 “Humanitarian Games” program developed by Youth2, which launched on April 1st.