Most states have existing laws or pending legislation requiring public schools to teach sexual violence prevention. That leaves Wyoming as one of the few states with absolutely nothing on the books. The Wyoming Sexual Violence Prevention Council is working to fill that gap by supporting a growing network of local projects; among them is a program that works with K-12 student athletes. Wyoming Public Radio’s education reporter Tennessee Watson interviewed Bob Vines, the Washakie County Victim and Witness Coordinator, to find out more about his work with two programs: Coaching Boys Into Men and Athletes As Leaders.
Bob Vines is hosting a training for coaches and educators in Casper on January 16. For more information, contact the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.