Led Congressional effort on stopping violence, helping victims
Pocatello - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join community leaders, including Idaho State University President Dr. Arthur Vailas, to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month next week. The event-"It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be In A Relationship"-is set for Halloween. The news conference and following program will serve as reminders that help is available for those who are affected by domestic and sexual violence. National statistics reveal that one in four women face the threat of violence and assault; for teens, it is one in three.
Joining President Vailas and Crapo are Stacey Gibson of Idaho State University, Sarah O'Banion of the Family Services Alliance and Audrey Jim of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes.
Crapo was the lead Republican sponsor in the Congress on renewing authorization for programs to help victims through the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act.
Monday, October 31:
Idaho State University, Rendezvous Complex Conference Rooms