Ohio Valley Professionals Association (OVPA) recently held their quarterly meeting at the Kentucky Career Center in Maysville, Kentucky.

Christy Burch, Executive Director of the Women’s Crisis Center was guest speaker. Ms. Burch introduced OVPA members to the women’s crisis center’s Green Dot prom.

Green Dot is a comprehensive violence prevention strategy that depends on the power of bystanders to prevent violence and shift social and cultural norms. Green Dot sees all community members as potential active bystanders and seeks to safely engage them in violence prevention. Active bystanders do “green dots” by expressing intolerance for violence through both proactive and reactive behaviors.