During the annual Victims’ Grove Ceremony on April 13, Rebekah Snyder, a graduate student of forensic psychology, was honored for her work to create the “Resource Guide for Collegiate Survivors of Sexual Assault” for colleges and universities in Rhode Island and for her volunteer advocacy at Day One – a sexual assault and trauma center in Providence – where she provides support and resources for survivors and served as interim advocacy coordinator managing the help line operations. She is also a member of the Statewide Sexual Assault Task Force and graduate assistant working in the Roger Williams University Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Snyder spent a year building the sexual assault guide for Day One, in collaboration with each university and college in the state, developing a comprehensive booklet of reporting policies, procedures and resources available at the institutions. It will be available on campuses, as well as hospitals, police stations and advocacy groups in May.
At the April 13 ceremony in Providence – which was held in commemoration of National Victims’ Rights Week – Snyder was one of five recognized by R.I. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and other law enforcement leaders. Snyder also received a certificate of “Special Congressional Recognition” from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
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