Across the state Sexual Violence Prevention Educators strive to prevent, eliminate and reduce instances of sexual violence, sexual assault, and rape while promoting healthy relationships and non-violent interactions.
The target audience for these educators youth between the ages of 10-24.
Each contractor uses the State Assessment and Comprehensive Plan for Sexual Violence Prevention in Oklahoma for 2010-2015 as their guidance.
But the label did more than limit where Blackman could go. Ricky was full of life and now he's definitely more cautious, more reserved." Now 20, Blackman tenses up when he sees children at a supermarket and avoids talking to girls his age, even if they initiate contact, his mother says.
It transformed him from an outgoing, sociable jock into an introvert who has trouble trusting people, his mother says. "I got a lot more fear in me, I mean, because anything could happen," Blackman said.
It was his first time at the library since 2006, when he moved back to his hometown.
Though free of the scarlet letter that changed his life, he still feels the stigma of one of the country's most reviled labels.
In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.