Media Release

"Respect Your Date Contest"

Friday, March 28, 2008 1:00 AM

6:05 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center is sponsoring the "Respect Your Date Contest" in our public high schools.  On Monday March 31, 2008 thru Friday April 4, 2008 Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center will be visiting six of our local public high schools promoting awareness and prevention in the areas of sexual and dating violence.  In 2005, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that people ages 16 thru 19 had a higher rate of sexual victimization of any age group.

Students who take a quiz testing their knowledge on stereotypes related to dating and sexual violence, cyber-stalking, and how to be a respectful date, will be entered to win prizes.

Prizes include:

  • Free tuxedos provided by Tuxedo Junction
  • Free coffee drinks provided by Maude's Classic Cafe
  • Free ice cream provided by Sweet Dreams Homemade Ice Cream
  • Free gift certificates to Royal Park Cinema

For more information contact the Alachua County Office of Victim Services at 352-264-6760.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).