Lassen Family Services releases new brochure

Lassen Family Services has released a new brochure on the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

According to an email from Kendra Zaengle, executive assistant at LFS, “We are trying our best to keep you all updated on our ever-changing and growing programs … If you have any questions, feel free to contact our main office at 257-4599. Together we can help end domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.”

LFS Mission Statement is: “Lassen Family Services, Inc. is committed to ending abuse in our community through prevention, healing, advocacy, safety and education, compassionate intervention and partnership with local community and social service agencies that will support the victim’s journey to empowerment.”

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 was passed unanimously by both parties of congress.

The National PREA Resource Center reports, “The purpose of the act is to ‘provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in federal, state and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.”

Lassen Family Services provides peer counseling to victims of sexual assault through its 24-hour crisis line.

If an inmate discloses abuse, with their permission, we can act as a third-party reporter and contact the necessary agency to file an abuse or harassment report.

In order to help the victim heal, we will continue peer counseling as well as direct them to other services outside of our agency.

For more information, call 257-4599 or email info@lassenfamilyservices.org.