Gender and Crime Students Serve Community with Outreach Projects
Student participating in Gender and Crime, a course offered by the Department of Criminal Justice, were asked to complete a 20-hour service project to address the needs of women in our community. Projects could provide assistance or services for women that have experienced victimization, are at-risk for crime or delinquency, or are involved in the criminal justice system. A number of students have gone above and beyond to help the women of San Antonio and have far exceeded the requirements of the class assignment. The department is tremendously proud of their efforts and commitment to working towards the betterment of our community!
Shanikka Brown (above right): The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio – Shanikka volunteers her time as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault by accompanying them and providing support while receiving treatment in the hospital. She also provides support by phone when survivors or their friends or family members call city-wide hotline. Survivors of sexual assault can access advocates for support and information 24 hours a day at 210-349-7273 or online at www.rapecrisis.com.
Milly Monreal (above left): The Grace House – Milly helps women develop valuable life skills so that they are better prepared to successfully reintegrate into the community after a period of incarceration. For more information about Grace House and their services, please visit the organization online at www.gracehousesa.com.
Veronica Delgadillo (above right): Seton Home – Veronica is volunteering her time at Seton Home, and has also initiated a drive to collect donations for young, at-risk mothers and their children. If you would like to donate new or gently used items, please contact the Department of Criminal Justice. For more information about services offered by Seton Home, please visit the organization online at www.setonhomesa.org.
Yolanda Baez (above left): The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio – Yolanda is volunteering as a responder for the online hotline for survivors of sexual assault, their loved ones, and citizens seeking information. Survivors of sexual assault can access advocates for support and information 24 hours a day at 210-349-7273 or online at www.rapecrisis.com.