The newly formed Long Island Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Consortium met Friday in Hauppauge with the Crime Victims Center to kick off the “Just Do 1 Thing” campaign.
The consortium features more than 40 local businesses that aim to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention and response.
“Each member has made a commitment to work with the CVC to ‘Just Do 1 Thing’ to raise awareness to prevent sexual violence,” said CVC Executive Director Laura Ahearn.
The CVC is a New York State rape crisis and crime victim and provides services to child and adult victims of sexual assault, victims of domestic violence and victims of all violent crime.
To help prevent crime and offer support to victims, the CVC offers a host of services including prevention education, crisis hotlines, counseling and more.
Ahearn was joined by Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini, State Senator Phil Boyle, Suffolk Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk Legislature Public Safety Chairwoman Monica Martinez, Nassau County Leg. Laura Schaefer, Leg. Leslie Kennedy, Assemblyman Dean Murray and Babylon Town Clerk Gerry Compitello.
Members include Altice, AT&T, BNB Bank, Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, CityMD, Clare Rose, Harris Beach, Hilton Long Island, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 25, J. Petrocelli Construction., Long Island Federation of Labor, Long Island Nets, Lindy’s Taxi, Long Island Pharmacists Society, Lyft, Modern Italian Bakery, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, New York State Parks, Northwell Health, PM Pediatrics, Smith Haven Auto Group, St. Josephs College, Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County Community College, Suffolk County Superintendents Association, SVAM Intl., Thrive Wellness Corp., TRITEC Real Estate Company, Uber and Verizon.