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ADVISORY/Hadassah Lieberman to Visit Model Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center

ADVISORY/Hadassah Lieberman to Visit Model Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center

News & Lifestyle Editors/Health Writers

ADVISORY…for Wednesday (Oct. 18)

–(BUSINESS WIRE)

Mrs. Lieberman to Participate in Roundtable Discussion

With Rape Victims and Center Director

WHAT: Hadassah Lieberman, wife of vice-presidential nominee Joe

Lieberman, will visit the Rape Treatment Center at Santa

Monica/UCLA Medical Center (RTC). The visit will spotlight

the RTC’s Vernah Harrah Clinic, a state-of-the-art medical

facility providing emergency care and forensic services for

victims, and www.911RAPE.org, the Internet’s most

comprehensive information resource to help victims of rape

cope with the crime’s aftermath.

Mrs. Lieberman will join rape victims and RTC Director Gail

Abarbanel in a roundtable discussion examining advances in

victim services and the impact of the recently enacted

Violence Against Women Act, which will help other medical

facilities replicate practices used at the RTC and enhance

health care for victims of rape.

WHY: According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease

Control and the Department of Justice, one out of every six

women in the United States is a victim of rape or attempted

rape. Rape remains the most underreported crime in America,

with only about 16 percent of those victimized reporting

their assaults. The RTC is nationally recognized for changing

the nation’s consciousness about rape and bringing justice

and compassionate care to victims.

WHERE: Rape Treatment Center

Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center

1250 16th St. (one-half block south of Wilshire Boulevard)

Santa Monica

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 18

Press call time: 9:30 a.m. PDT

Final access: 10:30 a.m. PDT

NOTE: Open press — precredentialing is not required. Media must

present valid press identification, along with a state-issued

driver’s license or ID, to gain access to the event. Times

are tentative and subject to change. Please note that media

are encouraged to arrive by press call time to allow adequate

set-up time.

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