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Township partners with Firecracker Foundation on CSC Initiative

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 12:28:54-04

Meridian Township welcomes another partner in their criminal sexual conduct initiatives.

On Wednesday, April 4, they announced that the Firecracker Foundation had officially joined the sexual assault prevention program committee.

This is part of the joined group of Meridian Township and Brianne Randall Gay's CSC Initiative.

Firecracker Foundation CEO and Executive Director Tashmica Torok stated, “I stand firm in the belief that survivors are uniquely qualified to lead any movement seeking their justice, healing, and liberation. I am proud to join this committee and happy to support Brianne in her mission to improve services for all survivors of sexual violence.”

"The Firecracker Foundation honors the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being. They provide children and teens who have survived sexual trauma with holistic therapeutic services and medical advocacy services to children and families."

The committee also consists of Okemos Public Schools, Meridian Township Police Department, Meridian Township Board, and Brianne Randall-Gay. Haslett Public Schools confirmation is pending.

Ms. Randall-Gay is a survivor of Larry Nassar. Ms. Randall-Gay will travel from Seattle to attend the committee meetings. She is also a graduate of Haslett High School.

Her mission behind the joint collaboration is "to provide evidence-based, age appropriate education regarding sexual abuse to the community in order to empower victims to speak out and provide adults the tools necessary to recognize signs of abuse and respond appropriately."

The township recently signed a consulting agreement with Brianne Randall-Gay on March 20, to assist in developing and implementing a community-wide sexual assault program.