Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in “Denim Day”

SART Coordinator Alexis Rachel, Victim Witness Advocate Michelle Leone, and Victim Witness Supervisor Amanda Holloway

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris CARES in their partnership with Atlantic Health System hosted an event at the Morristown Medical Center to commemorate “Denim Day” on Friday, April 27, 2018. “Denim Day” is an international campaign which aims to protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

SART Coordinator Alexis Rachel

This program was attended by members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and other community partners such as Deirdre’s House and Jersey Battered Women’s Service. Representatives from CARES explained the services they provide to victims of sexual assault including their Sexual Assault Program Hotline at (973) 829-0587, and their Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Alexis Rachel, the SART Coordinator at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office also spoke at length of what the MCPO does to work with victims of sexual assault.

This “Denim Day” program was inspiring, as several victims of sexual violence shared their stories and the impact that these various organizations have had on their lives.