New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin - KOAM TV 7

New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin


One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.

For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.

While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally scheduled, officials from the group still presented information on sexual awareness and why it's important to have a support system encouraging victims to seek justice.

"The whole point of sexual assault awareness month is bringing that to the forefront and letting people know that it does happen. What are signs of a victim? Who to go to. Kind of encourage them to come out. It's a tough road to come out and testify in court and put your assaulter in jail, but there are people there to help them get through it." says Wyatt Locke, Vice President of New Justice Network.

The 3-D archery tournament has been rescheduled for July 27th. But New Justice Network encourages anyone who would like to help to send donations directly to:

Lafayette House
1809 S Connor Ave.
Joplin, MO 64804

The group's goal is to raise $500.

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