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Dutchess County Legislature Observes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Family Services and Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse experts offer information and resources available

Published: 4/4/2012

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In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Dutchess County Legislature today reaffirmed its commitment to ending sexual violence.  Chairman Robert Rolison (R-Poughkeepsie) joined by county officials and non-profit leaders including Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, District Attorney William Grady, Dutchess County Undersheriff Kirk Imperati, Kathleen Murphy, Executive Director of The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Services’ Chief Executive Officer Brian Doyle to raise public awareness about sexual violence and services available. 

As a leading voice for public safety and a tireless advocate on behalf of families, children and crime victims in Dutchess County, Rolison was awarded with the Fay Honey Knopp Award of Spirit and Humanity from the New York State Association of the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Treatment Providers.  Family Services Director of Forensic and Crime Victims’ Services Sharon Doane presented the award to Rolison for his work in the sex offender management field, “whose work exemplifies the qualities and vision of human goodness that Honey brought to the field and whose work and spirit is an inspiration to others.”

Rolison stated, “Sexual violence is a tragic issue where victims are of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. This occasion exemplifies the combined efforts of government officials, advocates, victim service providers, law enforcement, the judiciary, and survivors working together to speak up on behalf of the victims of sexual assault and abuse. ”


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