What is Reclaim?
Reclaim is an advocacy program designed to deliver support to survivors of sexual and gender based violence as well as provide campus based advocacy and awareness of sexual and gender based violence in the community.
Reclaim Peer Advocates undergo 40-hours of extensive advocate training to prepare them to provide support to their peers who have experienced sexual and gender based violence. Reclaim Peer Advocates also practice advocacy and activism on campus by raising awareness about issues of sexual assault and gender based violence and delivering programming in the community through the #ConsentCulture initiative.
Members of the Reclaim program gain skills that include crisis intervention, advocacy, activism, public speaking, team and coalition building, and many more. Through their experiences as Reclaim Peer Advocates, they are able to design programs on campus, work on community outreach, work on larger activism projects, and provide support to those who have experienced sexual and gender based violence.While working with Reclaim students gain personal insights and form strong bonds with their fellow peers. Program participants learn not only information, statistics, and theories about sexual and gender based violence issues, but also theories and skills on how to be the best advocate and activist to survivors.
Reclaim advocates are empowered and engaged members of the UC community who are committed to creating real and lasting change in their community – on campus and beyond.
For more information about the Reclaim program, contact Paisley Scarberry at Paisley.Scarberry@uc.edu.
What does Reclaim do?
Reclaim Peer Advocates are trained to provide support to survivors and to practice on campus advocacy by raising awareness of sexual and gender based violence issues across the university and in the community. Through collaboration and activism Reclaim advocates look to create opportunities for cultural change.
Statement on Confidentiality:
RECLAIM advocates in the Women's Center generally will not share personally identifiable information about the complainant with the university without the complainant's consent. However, RECLAIM advocates will notify the university of general information such as the nature, date, time, and location of the incident. In extraordinary circumstances and upon consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, RECLAIM advocates may need to provide some personally identifying information about the incident to the university to ensure the safety of the campus community. In such instances, RECLAIM advocates will take steps to notify the complainant prior to making this disclosure and the university will only share the information on a limited, need-to-know basis.