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Cookies & Consent Fundraiser benefits prevention program

January 23, 2023

Every February, young people, their loved ones, and other caring adults join together across the country for a national effort to raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a month-long effort that focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

“We are so excited to be hosting this Cookies & Consent bake sale fundraiser in honor of TDVAM this year. The theme for 2023 is Be About It. This is a call to action not only for young people, but for adults as well, to exemplify and amplify healthy & safe relationships.” said Erin Ostling Burkholder, director of outreach & prevention.

To help raise awareness of teen dating violence, and to support our efforts to teach healthy and safe relationships to teens, the prevention program at Crime Victim Services is hosting a Cookies & Consent Cookie Kit fundraiser. Each cookie kit is $17.50 and contains:

  • 1 dozen unfrosted sugar cookies

  • 2 piping bags of orange and pink frosting

  • 1 oz package of sprinkles

Cookies kits are pre-order only and can be picked up from the Crime Victim Services offices on: Friday, February 10 | 10am- 4pm CASA & Prevention Office | 234 N. Main St, Lima

Monday, February 13 | 9am -1pm Putnam County Office | 338 N. Third St, Ottawa

Dating violence is unfortunately, very common especially among teens and young adults. One in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

Buying a cookie kit will not only sweeten up the day, but contribute to the work we are doing to make our schools and community a little bit safer.

For more details and to order online, visit:


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