Sexual Assault Awareness/Child Abuse Prevention Month 04-20-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area I
Lieutenant Lucille Melemai
Phone: 961-2254

 

Media Release

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is pleased to support the Hawaiʻi County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in spreading the word that April is “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” and “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

If you are a victim of a sexual assault or suspect child abuse, call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. The Police Department’s Juvenile Aid Sections in East and West Hawai‘i investigate all sexual assaults and all crimes against children.

For information about healthy relationships and preventing sexual violence, call the Sexual Assault Support Service’s 24-hour hotline at 935-0677.

To learn more about the signs of child abuse and what you can do to help a child, visit www.onewithcourage.org or call the Children’s Justice Center at 329-5261 in West Hawai‘i or 933-1505 in East Hawai‘i. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or the Child Abuse and Neglect 24-hour Hotline at 1-800-494-3991.

For more information about “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” and “National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” you may call the Prosecutor’s office at 961-0466.

For more information about services for victims of sexual assault, visit our Domestic Violence Services page.


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