Volunteer Advocates needed

Volunteer advocates are the backbone to the agency providing an invaluable service to our survivors of sexual violence. Volunteers participate in an “on call” rotation to respond to one of our 4 hospitals when a call is received through the crisis line after business hours. We only ask volunteers to respond to their closest hospital…

FREE Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Training Coming September

This FREE training is an introduction to what a forensic experiential trauma interview (FETI) is. FETI is a technique that may be used in place of or in addition to the traditional Reid technique utilized by law enforcement. FETI is a neutral, science-informed, empathy-based way to interview both victims and suspects. Attendees will learn the…

New Beginnings brings Elizabeth Smart to Owensboro August 31

New Beginnings is proud to be bringing Elizabeth Smart to the Owensboro Convention Center August 31. Elizabeth made national headlines when she was kidnapped for 9 months from her Utah home in 2002. Tickets for this event can be purchased from the Owensboro Convention Center. Tickets are limited and seating is open. Dinner is included…

Kentucky Rape Kit Backlog

Kentucky is working its way toward getting all kits tested and entered into the national database.  You can follow the progress by going to https://www.kentuckybacklog.com/

Kentucky continues to be ranked high in Victimization

National Institute Partner and Sexual Violence survey was just released and the news is not good for Kentucky.  The state ranks number one in regards to the number of stalking victims.  But that’s not all the bad news.  We continue to rank high in lifetime victimization of both men and women and in partner intimate…

Green Dot program published in National Journal

Seven years ago New Beginnings was part of a statewide effort to reduce violence in high schools through the Green Dot program.  The evaluation of this project spanned 5 years and roughly 80,000 students.  Prevention educators from all 13 rape crisis centers presented this bystander intervention program to 13 high schools across the state.  An…

Looking to make a difference? Be an Advocate!

Survivors will tell you that having an advocate present at the hospital is one of the most comforting things offered to them during a very traumatic and difficult time.  Our advocates are trained to respond to crisis calls at the hospital or over the phone.  They are a critical part of New Beginnings and we…

Board Members wanted!

If you are looking to make a difference in your life and in the life of others, please consider joining our team as a board member.  Our board meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 January-November.  Everyone brings their own unique set of skills to the table to work diligently in helping the agency…

When you shop on Amazon they give back to New Beginnings!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Green River Regional Rape Victim Services Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1142453 and support us every time you shop. This is a great way to support our agency and bring dollars back into our own community!