Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S to use new tactics to stop assaults

By Matt Bise, The Berkeley Independent- July 12, 2022 April 20th 2022
The organization will be expanding its service and its attempts to stop sexual assaults and make investigations of the crimes easier for the victims.… Read More

Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. and MUSC partner for event for sexual assault awareness

By Tara Jabour -April 20, 2022

Every 68 seconds in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted. That’s according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. MUSC and Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. partnered to hold an event Wednesday night in Hutchinson Square in Summerville.… Read More

Popular app, TikTok, pushes disturbing trend about sexual assault

By Karlee Gibson, ABC News 4 – April 19, 2021
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — An app made popular for short funny videos and dancing trends took a dark turn this weekend. A group of users are being accused of starting a trend… Read More

Hicks: Don’t simply remember victims of crime, make sure they have support
By Brian Hicks, The Post and Courier – April 18, 2021
So much has changed since Dean Kilpatrick became an advocate for crime victims nearly 50 years ago. Back then, the judicial system was alternately focused on prosecution and protecting the constitutional rights of accused criminals. Their victims had… Read More
Charleston’s premier sex abuse center rebrands, focusing on survivors’ voices
By Sara Coello, The Post and Courier – February 11, 2021
One of the Lowcountry’s oldest crisis centers for sex abuse announced a new name Feb. 9, which it hopes will expand its reach for survivors in the Tri-County. Founded in the 1970s, People Against Rape became one of the nation’s first rape crisis centers. It began as a collective to help survivors navigate resources which at the time were… Read More

People Against Rape Rebrands as Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S., Welcomes New Executive Director

By Holy City Sinner – February 9, 2021

People Against Rape, a Lowcountry nonprofit with the mission to prevent sexual violence and provide essential services to victims and survivors of sexual assault, has unveiled its new name: Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. The nonprofit of 45 years announces this news after undergoing a rebrand and simultaneously welcoming its… Read More