MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – In a mission to prevent young girls from being a sex assault target, hundreds joined with Memphis police for the Girls Rock Conference Friday.
The conference is aimed at giving victims of violence a voice, and empowering them and others to fight back.
The Memphis police C.O.P unit says it took action after hosting different lessons at schools about violence, then realizing there was a bigger need with young girls when talking about sex crimes.
“To educate them about sexual abuse, molesters, how to react, where to go. And if they don’t listen, keep going until someone listens,” says Clayton Turner with the C.O.P. unit.
More than 1300 girls from dozens of middle and high schools across Shelby County attended the Girls Rock Conference.