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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!

“Green Dot” program shows reduction in violence among high school students

http://www.kyforward.com/our-schools/2014/09/11/green-dot-proven-effective-in-reducing-sexual-violence-in-kentucky-high-schools/ By Keith Hautala Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky’s “Green Dot” violence prevention program is effective in reducing sexual violence, according to preliminary findings from a five-year study evaluating the program in Kentucky high schools. The study, led by Ann Coker at UK’s Center for Research on Violence…

2013-2014 Year End Statistics

Number of Children Served aged 0-17 (therapy services)     138 Number of Adults Served 18 and older (therapy services)    215 Number of Education Programs K-12 (all counties)            1001 Number of Participants                                                        27917 Number of Professional Trainings                                           161 Number of Participants                                                            1162 Volunteer Crisis Call Hours                                                 16375 Prison Rape Elimination Act Services                                 …