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Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Red Cross Join Forces in Steubenville

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In a community that's been trying to heal from the negativity brought on by an August, 2012 rape, two organizations are joining forces in hopes of helping the victims of sexual assault.

The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the Jefferson County Red Cross will be offering services from counseling to developing public policy on sexually based crimes. Advocates will help rape survivors heal and cope wherever and whenever they need it.

Although Steubenville has been in the spotlight recently because of the August, 2012 rape, both groups agree that this partnership has nothing to do with the Steubenville rape case.

Right now, the Red Cross is in the process of hiring advocates that will help the victims.