NSVRC Honors 22 With Sexual Assault Prevention Award

Mar 29, 2011, 08:00 ET from National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

ENOLA, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). To mark the event, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's (NSVRC) annual Visionary Voice Award highlights individuals throughout the country who are doing outstanding prevention work within their communities. Individuals are selected by state, tribal, or territory anti-sexual violence coalitions and represent a wide range of individuals doing this critical work at the local level.

In conjunction with the following coalitions, NSVRC is pleased to announce the 2011 Visionary Voice Award winners:

Michaela Andruzzi, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Binnie LeHew, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Dr. David Barczyk, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault

Sara Lewis, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Carol Carey, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Terri Livermore, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Jan Derry, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services

Melva Luker (with Anne Ream),  Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Regina McDevitt, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Leticia Piper, Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Kathleen M. Dumais, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Joan Renner, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

Jean Fei, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Corrine M. Sanchez, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

Ben Felix, Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence

Sarah Shanahan, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Bobbi Gagne, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Joyce Siegel, Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Joelle Gomez, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Mary B. Weiss, Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Carol Lavery, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

"We have a record number of honorees this year, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with state and territory coalitions to highlight the impressive work of these individuals. The leadership and creativity of these visionary voices confirms my belief that we are indeed making progress in preventing sexual violence," said Karen Baker, NSVRC Director.

To learn more about SAAM, visit www.nsvrc.org , contact 877-739-3895 or email resources@nsvrc.org. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention. Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape in 2000, the NSVRC focuses on "Collaboration – Prevention - Resources."

SOURCE National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)