CSN gets $30k grant to assess & develop local sexual violence prevention programming

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, the Community Safety Network announced that The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault awarded the organization $30,000 to assess and develop local sexual violence prevention programming. Over the past ten years, Community Safety Network (CSN) has dedicated countless hours to primary prevention of abuse efforts in Jackson Hole. "CSN’s programming is effective and engaging for different age groups, and is well-received across the community. CSN now plans to build upon these initial efforts to expand programming and build the foundation for a lasting impact in the community," said CSN in a release issued today. This pilot community program will provide an objective needs assessment as related to current violence prevention efforts. CSN’s programming has had sufficient time to reach large segments of the community, specifically Teton County youth. Feedback on the efficiency and impact of the programming will allow CSN to identify strengths and weaknesses of the efforts to date, and develop a plan to address these moving forward. “Our community continues to show its commitment to ending sexual violence. I am so excited to take prevention to the next level in Jackson Hole and am looking forward to this incredible opportunity to get objective feedback on prevention efforts, and future programing developments,” said Shannon Nichols, Prevention and Education Director at CSN. The combination of CSN’s established relationships with local schools and other organizations, as well as a dedicated staff and years of prevention education experience, makes CSN well-placed to further develop programming to have maximum impact on local young adults. For more information, please contact Prevention and Education Director Shannon Nichols at 307.733.3711. *Feature Photo: Sharel Love, Executive Director at CSN and Prevention and Education Director Shannon Nichols. h/t Community Safety Network /