Sexual Assault Awareness Month - #MOCSASAAM

Throughout the month of April, MOCSA works in the community to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate people about how to prevent it. This April, MOCSA hosted a series of events in recognition of SAAM. check out our Facebook Album for photos!




Start by Believing is a program of End Violence Against Women International that focuses on the public's response to sexual assault. The goal is to change the world, and outcomes for victims, one response at a time.
MOCSA, Saint Luke's Hospital, city and county government and local law enforcement are partnering to make the Kansas City Metro a place where we Start by Believing
MOCSA's President & CEO, Julie Donelon, will kick off the campaign at the Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association meeting at Argosy Casino on April 6, where local government officials and police Chiefs and Sheriffs will sign a proclamation to Start by Believing!
Throughout the month, law enforcement members will display a magnet on their squad cars, and all participating agencies will place posters and brochures in their offices to show their support.
"Knowing how to react when someone discloses experiencing sexual violence can be the difference in the way they seek justice, and more importantly, how they heal. The Start by Believing campaign is an opportunity to show our support as a community to survivors of sexual violence." 
-Julie Donelon, MOCSA President & CEO
Find the official press release here. For more information on Start by Believing, visit their website and like the campaign's Facebook page.