CITY OF NORTH
DATE RAPE PREVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM
1. Briefly describe the structure of your program.
The NLRPD Date Rape Prevention Training Program is a one to eight hour interactive, coed course for students age 12 to adult. The abstinence based course covers the legal, social, psychological, and behavioral aspects of date rape. Special topics like date rape and drugs are also discussed. The main course "Of Crime & Passion; Practical Date Rape Prevention" utilizes group discussion, role playing and practical exercises to teach students how to avoid becoming victims of date rape. This course, developed by an NLRPD officer, is adaptable to numerous age groups and demographics; and has been presented at numerous conferences including Governorís Youth Conference, The Arkansas Prevention Conference, The Ouachita Council Girl Scouts State Conference, The University of Central Arkansas-College of Health Sciences as well as numerous local church and civic groups.
2. When was the program created and why?
The program was created in 1996 as a response to the high level of acquaintance rape in our society.
3. How do you measure the programís effectiveness?
The programís effectiveness is measured by participant critiques and continued requests for presentation.
4. How is the program financed?
The program is financed exclusively by the NLRPD.
5. How is the community involved in the program, if at all? How has the community responded to the program?
The program requires community involvement as it is a seminar for the public. The publicís response has been exceptional with a great deal of praise and support for the NLRPD Date Rape Prevention efforts.
6. Contact person:
The United States Conference of Mayors
J. Thomas Cochran, Executive Director
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