About US

Alabama Coalition Against Rape

In 1994, the rape crisis centers in the state of Alabama came together for a meeting initiated by Julie Lindsey, the coordinator of the Montgomery rape crisis center, the Council Against Rape. This was the beginning of what was to become the Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR). The group became incorporated on October 23, 1995, filed bylaws, and began meeting regularly. 

By 1997, a Violence Against Women Act grant for rape prevention education became available to ACAR through the Alabama Department of Public Health, and a Prevention Educator was hired. ACAR was awarded a Violence Against Women Act grant by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to conduct law enforcement trainings across the state of Alabama. In 2001, ACAR received funding from the Department of Justice. In 2010, we received SASP and in 2015, PREA was awarded. 

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Girl Praying

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Deep Stare

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Boys at School

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Young Girl with Freckles

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Little Girl

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Girl with Red Hair

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Male Portrait

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Wanderluster

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Stressed Woman

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Head in Hands

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Eye Close Up

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Lesbian Couple with Son

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Beautiful Young Girl

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Wind in her Hair

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Smiling Girl

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Girl Gazing

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Sad Girl in the Window

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Pregnant belly

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Traditional African Head Wrap

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Our Services

  • Training for allied professionals through workshops and conferences

  • Education of the public about sexual assault through prevention programs, website, quarterly newsletters and other materials

  • Advocacy for sexual assault survivors with statewide agencies and in the formation of public policy

  • Support for sexual assault program staff through training, technical assistance, and our resource library of books, videos and training materials

  • Networking with other statewide agencies that address issues of violence against women

  • Providing information, technical assistance, and resources to anyone seeking to learn more about the prevalence and prevention of sexual violence

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
-Nelson Mandela

 

Our Team

Executive Director

Kimberly Love

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On the following

Education

Media Request

Shelters

Resources 

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Our Mission

ACAR endeavors to continually improve the treatment of sexual violence and to ultimately end sexual violence.

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