The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan has a 24 hour, 7-day a week crisis line: (307) 672-3222.
The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan assists victims of violent crimes. Many of the crimes they see more than others are linked to family violence. The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan and COMPASS for families will host The March Against Family Violence and invite all Sheridan County residents to join them in solidarity.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 35.8% of women in Wyoming and 35.8% of men in Wyoming experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. An estimated 20.6% of Wyoming women are stalked in their lifetimes.
In the month of August alone, The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan assisted 90 individuals here in Sheridan County, advocating and helping victims with domestic violence, sexual assaults, child abuses, stalkings and other crimes.
The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan helps victims in many ways; informing them of their rights, teaching them the options and choices available to victims, they connect them with resources and they offer victims legal assistance.
According to The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan, by knowing their rights and having advocacy services available to them, victims of crime are less likely to feel victimized by the system, more likely to cooperate with the justice process and more likely to feel satisfied with the resolution of their cases, regardless of the outcome.
During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Shelbie Traub, victim’s advocate for The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan spoke on the upcoming March Against Family Violence.
October is National Domestic Violence month, those who choose to march are invited to wear the color purple to show support. While on Public Pulse, The Advocacy Resource Center of Sheridan Executive Director Yvonne Swanson informed listeners why the color purple has come to symbolize awareness against domestic violence.
The March Against Domestic Violence will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 10, at the Sheridan County Courthouse parking area on Coffeen Ave.