WRAP chosen for national advocacy program

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program, or WRAP, has been selected to take part in a national training program for advocates. The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women chose WRAP to participate in the national Advocacy Learning Center, according to a release from WRAP. The learning center is an 18-month course designed to strengthen how advocacy programs engage with survivors, address institutional responses to violence against women and involve the community in ending violence, the release states. The WRAP team includes Executive Director Daryl Chansuthus, Advocacy Program Manager Jean Chandler and Madison County Advocate Deborah Brackins. Teams will travel to three in-person events and participate in numerous distance-learning activities, according to the release. WRAP was selected as one of only 16 programs in the new class, according to the release, and will join 205 programs and 544 advocates who have participated in the Advocacy Learning Center. WRAP’s services are offered throughout 16 counties in rural West Tennessee and include a 24-hour crisis line, safe shelter, individual and group counseling, court and hospital accompaniment, advocacy, resource linkage, housing and financial assistance, and transportation, the release states. For more information about how you can help, contact WRAP at 731-668-0411 or visit the website at wraptn.org.

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