Training programs offered to prevent violence in communities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Officials announced on Tuesday that employees in Attorney General’s office will take part in a training and policy initiative to help them prevent violence in their communities called Green Dot.

They say Green Dot, a nationally recognized strategy active in 42 states, five countries and in the United States Air Force, focuses on preventing power-based personal violence – sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, bullying and stalking.

In Kentucky, 47 percent of women and 20 percent of men report experiencing sexual violence.

The completion of the training, which is based around the belief that everyone holds power as bystanders to actively prevent violence and shape our community norms, will make Beshear’s office the first attorney general’s office in the nation to implement Green Dot. In Kentucky, Beshear’s office will be the first state government agency to complete the training and Beshear is the first Kentucky constitutional officer to seek the training for office employees.

The Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky is partnering with Beshear’s office to train more than 200 employees starting April 16.

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