Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month -- in Tucson, it's TucSAAM! In an effort to inform the public and support survivors of sexual violence, local victim service agencies, advocacy groups, law enforcement agencies and legal rights organizations have come together to promote TucSAAM across Southern Arizona. Educational events, media outreach and digital campaigns are scheduled throughout the month.
What's Happening during TucSAAM?
Here's how you can show your support for sexual assault survivors in the Greater Tucson area during TucSAAM:
Join the TucSAAM Kick Off Event on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 AM at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (1600 N. Country Club Rd). Remarks by local dignitaries, dance performance by the Esperanza Dance Project, refreshments and networking with local organizations that support sexual assault survivors. Remember to wear teal!
Use the #TucSAAM Profile Picture Frame in Facebook.
Participate in one of the many Sexual Assault Awareness events happening around Pima County in April.
Recommended Reading List
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#TucSAAM Kick-Off Event
We had a fabulous turnout at the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#TucSAAM) Kickoff Event on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Mayor Regina Romero declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the City of Tucson and was joined by Pima County Attorney Laura Conover, TPD Assistant Chief Monica Prieto, SACASA Director Katlyn Monje and dozens others to kick off this important awareness month.
TucSAAM Planning Organizations
Throughout the year, numerous organizations in Southern Arizona work together to support survivors of sexual violence. The 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign is coordinated by:
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Participating Organizations
Led by the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)
Air National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
Arizona Attorney General
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Arizona Youth Partnership
Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Children's Advocacy Center of Southern Arizona
City of Tucson
CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness
Consulate of Mexico
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
EMERGE Center! Against Domestic Abuse
Marana Police Department
Oro Valley Police Department
Pasqua Yaqui Police Department
Pima Community College
Pima County Adult Probation DV Unit
Pima County Attorney's Office
Pima County Behavioral Health
Pima County Sheriff's Department
Sahuarita Police Department
San Carlos Apache Health Care
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Southern Arizona Legal Aid
Tucson Police Department
VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System
University of Arizona Consortium on Gender-Based Violence
University of Arizona Police Department
University of Arizona Survivor Advocate Program