April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month! We have put together a list of events we would love to see you attend with us! 


4th             6:30PM       Turn the Courthouse Blue – Join Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Children’s Advocacy Center, R.A.A.C.A and distinguished guests as we turn the Erie County Courthouse blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

5th                                        Penn State Behrends Gender Conference Reed 114, 113, 112

6th             7:00PM        Take Back the Night Gannon Univ. Starting at Perry Sq. FREE open to public.

7-9th      6-8PM         Trauma Project   PACA and the Crime Victims Center have partnered with local artists to create a performance piece that focuses on real stories of trauma, loss, recovery, and healing from CVC clients. The evening will feature a 45-minute multimedia show/experience, two art installations created by victims of trauma, and a talkback with the cast, authors, and experts.

7-9th         6-8PM     “What Were You Wearing” Exhibit at PACA – ***TRIGGER WARNING***   The exhibit titled “What Were You Wearing?” features stories of sexual violence and representations of what each victim was wearing at the time of their assault.

12th      10AM-2PM   Building Resilience NAMI’s Conference – Register by calling 814-455-9414 FREE EVENT 

19th      11:00 AM    Pinwheels for Prevention and Proclamation with Mayor Joe Schember at Perry Square Pavilion FREE EVENT

22nd       9:00 AM     9th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference—Hosted by Crime Victim Center of Erie County in-person and virtual

24th-30th                   National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. –Learn more at https://cvcerie.org/criminal-justice-system/victims-rights/

24th-25th                   Mandated Reporter Training – Erie Outlaws Softball

27th                          Denim Day – Is a rape prevention education campaign. We ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of creating awareness to the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This is often a fundraising event.