The execution style killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, followed by the murderous gunning down of Dallas police officers who were protecting citizens in a peaceful, organized protest remind us why we founded The SAFE Alliance.
Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) and SafePlace are collecting school supplies for the children living on our campuses, as well as for children in SAFE’s prevention programs. You can help these kids start off the school year with confidence by providing the things they will need to be successful! We will be distributing supplies to kids from ages 4-21 , so we are accepting a wide range of needed supplies.
This isn’t one rogue judge. This isn’t an outlier. This is evidence of an entire criminal justice system that not only minimizes crimes against women, but in many cases supports, justifies, and condones them.
A child’s environment (both physical and emotional) is key to brain development and to a child’s ability to cope with trauma. Prevention services like those offered through SAFE foster an environment that prevents—or helps reverse—long-term psychological damage and negative social behaviors, like abusive and violent tendencies.