April Calendar of Events
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month! We have put together a list of events we would love to see you attend with us!
2nd 7:30PM Turn the Courthouse Blue – Join Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Children’s Advocacy Center, R.A.A.C.A and distinguished guests as we turn the Erie County Courthouse blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
4th 5:00PM – 8:00pm Mandated Reporter Training There is a $10 fee per person. Preregistration is required. Register by calling the office at 814-455-9414. Developed by PCAR (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape) this training is approved by the Department of Human Services in accordance with Act 31 of 2014 (*AS OF December 1, 2014) and Act 48 with the Department of Education. This curriculum satisfies the requirements of Act 126 for school personnel.
6th 9:00 a.m. CVC March Against Crime/Abram Sorek Memorial Race at Presque Isle – April 28th at midnight is the last day to register to get a tee-shirt, on-line registration ends at midnight on April 3rd and Day of race registration begins at 7:30am on April 6th
6th 10 AM – 1 PM Success By 6 Early Learning Expo At Millcreek Mall Macy’s Court FREE EVENT
6th 3 PM A Night at the Races – Racing starts at 4 PM Dinner from 5-7PM – $10 at the door (for food and entertainment only – Horses SOLD OUT) Partial proceeds benefit CVC Victim Witness Lounge at the Erie County Courthouse.
7th-13th National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. –Learn more at http://www.cvcerie.org/criminal-justice-system/victims-rights/
9th 7:00PM Take Back the Night Gannon Univ. Starting at Perry Sq. FREE open to public.
10th 10:30 a.m. Pinwheels for Prevention and Proclamation with Mayor Joe Schember at Perry Square Pavilion FREE EVENT
11th 5:00PM CVC Speaker Series—Vanessa McNeal, Film Screening of Gridshock a documentary about Human Trafficking. Gannon University’s Yehl Ballroom
12th 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 6th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference—Hosted by Crime Victim Center of Erie County at the Erie Sheraton Bayfront
13th 10AM-Noon Be a Hero Fun Day—TREC Center FREE EVENT
23rd 10:00 a.m. Child Abuse Prevention Poster Contest Award— Judge Domitrovich’s chambers—Courthouse FREE EVENT
24th Denim Day – Is a rape prevention education campaign. We ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of creating awareness to the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This is often a fundraising event.
25th Noon-8PM “What Were You Wearing” Exhibit at CVC – ***TRIGGER WARNING*** The exhibit titled “What Were You Wearing?” features stories of sexual violence and representations of what each victim was wearing at the time of their assault. The outfits include a bikini, a young boy’s yellow collared shirt, a sexy red dress and a T-shirt and jeans.
31th 7PM Closing ceremony & Candle Light Vigil with RAACA at the CVC and a gathering afterwards at Knights of St Johns
May 4th 10AM-1PM Meet the Hero – Fairfield Firehall
May 26th 1:35PM Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness day at UPMC Ballpark – Call CVC for details 814-455-9414