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‘Take Back the Night’ awareness march draws 100-plus

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Jonah M. Kessel / Tahoe Daily TribuneHundreds march down Harrison Avenue Friday night raising awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault and violence against children in the South Shore community.

At least 100 adults and teenagers made their voices heard in a march on Friday to raise awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault and violence against children in the South Shore community.

The South Lake Tahoe Women¹ Center and the Friday Night Live program at South Tahoe High School held its annual Take Back the Night march, which began at the Women¹s Center and ended at Inn by the Lake.

The Women¹s Center serves more than 2,000 adult and child survivors of violence seeking safety, support and healing each year. In 2008, 155 of its clients had experienced sexual assault ‹ 65 of those clients, or 42 percent, were children.

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Women¹s Center is working to increase awareness of crimes in the community.

For more information go to http://www.sltwc.org. If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and need immediate help, call the 24-hour hotline at (530) 544-4444.