Green Dot comes to California

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CALCASA is pleased to initiate the Green Dot Pilot Project sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Green Dot is a a comprehensive model of violence prevention that emphasizes the role of bystanders in addressing power-based personal violence (sexual assault, dating violence, stalking). This model targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education and skills practice in proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm, as well as reactive interventions in high-risk situations-resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence. You can hear more about Green Dot here.

California Rape Crisis Centers have the opportunity to apply to be one of the eight (8) CDPH/Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program grantees to serve as pilot sites to implement the Green Dot Pilot Program in their local communities. Each pilot site will receive technical assistance, training and a contract for $4,500 for the period of May 15, 2011 to September 30 2011 to assist in the preparation to launch this campaign.

You can download the Request for Proposals (RFP) here. Please make sure to read the information completely before submitting the completed forms.

To learn more about Green Dot, you can download the following documents:

Please feel free to contact Cindy Marroquin or David Lee if you have any questions.

Cindy Marroquin has been in the Violence Against Women field since 2002. Until recently, she worked for Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus – a dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault agency – in Modesto, CA. While there, she created curriculum and facilitated groups for both young children and teens as a part time Youth Specialist. She was also a part time Prevention Educator and was responsible for training and conducting public speaking presentations to diverse audiences on issues pertaining to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Throughout her five years at the agency, she also did a combination of Legal Advocacy, Court Accompaniment, Emergency Room Response, Crisis Intervention and Volunteer Program Coordinator. 

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  • naacp February 17, 2012, 10:04 PM

    Outstanding info once again! Thank you!!