Jacksonville area beaches launch campaign to combat sexual assault

A new sexual assault awareness campaign has launched in the Jacksonville Beach area.

Councilman Rory Diamond, joined by Mayor Elaine Brown, Mayor Ellen Glasser, Mayor Chris Hoffman and the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Inc. made the announcement Tuesday morning.

In consideration of the upcoming spring break season, the three beach cities came together to promote the sexual assault awareness campaign targeting the numerous students and young adults visiting the area. Flyers and other advertisements will be posted at local restaurants, bars and hotels in Jacksonville, Neptune and Atlantic beaches.

The campaign is a result of bill 2020-0111 that was passed by the Jacksonville City Council on Feb. 25, 2020.

The bill appropriates $10,000 from the City Council Operating Contingency Fund to the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Inc., for an advertising campaign to combat sexual assault.