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Advocate Spotlight
Stephanie Wisler
Janet Milan
Our volunteer Advocates do a whole lot, and we are thankful for each and every one of them. In this month's newsletter, we would like to shine a spotlight on two truly exceptional MCRCC Advocates.

Meet Stephanie Wisler - Advocate since November 2016

MCRCC: Tell us about yourself.

Stephanie: I grew up in Corralitos, near Watsonville, and graduated from Aptos High. I graduated from CSU, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. I worked with the Monterey County Probation Department for 6 years as a Deputy Probation Officer in the Juvenile Division. During that time, I had many influential experiences that formed my response to trauma that 
everyone, and specifically children, endure, while being in the criminal justice system.
Ultimately, I left that position as I knew it was not the right long-term position for me. I’ve also obtained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University at the Monterey Campus. For the last 4 years, I’ve been a Staff Accountant at a firm in Carmel and continue my education in accounting, fraud, taxation, and forensic analysis. I’ve been an advocate with MCRCC since November 2016, and I continue to be proud of that while trying to educate the public on sexual assault, its impact and resources available through MCRCC.
Click here to read the full interview on our website blog.

Meet Janet Milan - Advocate since April 2016

MCRCC: From all the activities you have done as an Advocate, which are you most enthusiastic about and why?

Janet: I am most enthusiastic about the ability to participate with the SART accompaniments because it allows me an opportunity to personally encourage and support a survivor during a very difficult time in their life, while also providing them with valuable resources. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) - the forensic medical examiner, police officer, and MCRCC Advocate - is a great depiction of a community working together towards one common goal and I am very proud to be a part of it.
Click here to read the full interview on our website blog.   

For more information on becoming a volunteer Advocate with MCRCC, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Everett Alvarez High School commemorates Denim Day
The clothesline display traveled to different high schools
Our clubs spoke out during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Last month, our high school prevention clubs did a fantastic job engaging their peers in discussions about sexual violence and how to prevent it. 
Each of our six schools held two sexual assault awareness events. For the first time this year, a clothesline display traveled to the different schools. The Clothesline featured survivors' stories paired with outfits the survivors would have likely been wearing when they were sexually assaulted.
The display ignited conversations about how a person's clothing choices are not an invitation to assault.  
For more photos from Sexual Assault Awareness Month, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages!
MCRCC staff enjoying coffee at Café Lumiere
A Cup of Prevention
Have you come across a coffee cup with our logo on it recently? Many local cafes and bakeries participated in A Cup of Prevention!
MCRCC placed information about sexual violence and child abuse on coffee cups and sleeves to bring awareness about sexual violence during sexual assault and child abuse prevention month. 

We would like to thank the following cafes for participating:   
  • La Plaza Bakeries (various locations countywide)
  • Alma's Bakery
  • Cherry Bean
  • Viva Espresso Organics
  • Plumes 
  • Coffee Mia
  • Peet's Monterey
  • Cafe Lumiere
Child Abuse Prevention Month Library Poster Campaign
To recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month, we placed displays at libraries around the county. Thank you to the following libraries for hosting displays:
  • King City
  • Greenfield
  • Soledad
  • Gonzales
  • Steinbeck
  • Cesar Chavez 
The Pacific Grove Police Department was one of many departments that supported Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
As always, thank you for supporting MCRCC!
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