New Council To Stem Sexual Assult Via Mentoring

The Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council is a new initiative of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  

Tyler Clancy was tapped to the 12-member panel and says he wants to combat a persistent problem that has affected his family and friends.

"Their, I guess, journey has inspired me to take up the mantle and get more men involved into this fight," says Clancy.

The council focuses on prevention and hopes to launch a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called “Safe Dates” for teens.

"… to educate young men about what’s acceptable, what’s not acceptable," Clancy says, "and it also has ways to break out of cycles of violence in the home."

Clancy and other council members plan to learn the curriculum to share at detention centers and after-school programs around Utah.

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