Womanspace, a Lawrenceville-based nonprofit that serves individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, is accepting applications for members of its newly created Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC).

The council will comprise eight young adults between the ages of 14 and 22. Through their social media platforms and life experiences, members will assist in continuing the mission of Womanspace and spread awareness to other young adults who may not be aware of Womanspace programs.

“We are creating the Young Adult Advisory Council to make sure youth who are passionate about ending interpersonal violence have their voices elevated and heard just as loudly as those of us who have been working in this field for years,” Coordinator of Prevention and Community Education Danielle Scollins said in a statement. “We are hoping to reach more people in new and innovative ways.”

The council will meet once a month for hour-long virtual meetings. The goal of these meetings will be to create content for five-minute videos for social media platforms on topics related to consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention.

To apply contact Scollins via email at des@womanspace.org for further discussion as well as an application.

Founded in 1977, Womanspace offers emergency and follow-up services including crisis intervention; emergency shelter; transitional housing; individual counseling and therapeutic support groups for adults and children; court advocacy; and the 24/7 crisis hotline at 609-394-9000. Womanspace also operates the 24/7 New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-SAFE. Visit www.womanspace.org.

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