The SAAFE Center coordinates the Wood County Sexual Assault Response Collaborative (SARC), and the Wood County Sex Trafficking Committee (STC). SAAFE also provides representation on several other county and state-wide committees.

Sexual Assault Response Collaborative

The Sexual Assault Response Collaborative (SARC) was initiated by The SAAFE Center and has been meeting on a quarterly basis since Aug. 1999. It was one of the first Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in the state of Ohio. SARC brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines around Wood County to discuss and respond to adult sexual assault cases. Read more

Sex Trafficking Committee

The SAAFE Center coordinates the Sex Trafficking Committee (STC). The STC was established in March, 2011 and meets bi-monthly. Representatives include Wood County Sheriff’s Office, The Cocoon Shelter, Bowling Green State University Counseling Center, Bowling Green Police Department, Job & Family Service Child Protective Services, Wood County Hospital, The Daughter Project and more. The STC has held several local trainings for professionals and is building a county-wide response to sex trafficking. If interested in attending STC meetings, please contact Julie Broadwell at (419) 352-1545.

SAAFE Representation

The Drug, Alcohol, and Sexual Offenses (DASO) Coalition is facilitated by the Wellness Center and the Dean of Student Life Office at Bowling Green State University. The SAAFE Center sends a representative to attend the monthly (academic-year) meetings and provides insight into sexual assault issues relevant to BGSU students.

The Women Of Color Caucus (WOCC) of Ohio Domestic Violence Network was formed primarily to actively encourage and support the involvement and leadership of women of color in all agencies/programs. The SAAFE Center sends representatives to attend the meetings and is dedicated to meeting goals set by the WOCC.

The Ohio Men’s Action Network (OHMAN) was formed to create a visible network of men and boys engaged in the primary prevention of violence against women. The SAAFE Center sends both male and female representatives to attend the meetings and works on a local level in engaging men in prevention.