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The Rape Crisis Council is the only organization in Pickens County that specializes in victims of sexual assault.  They are a non-profit organization that relies heavily on community support and outreach, offering different programs in the community to best serve the public as well.

Self Defense Opportunities

R.A.D. "Rape Aggression Defense" 





Girls and Women

12 yr old and older




10 to 12 hour course of personal safety and simulation with **aggressor**. The course is generally split into a 2 or 3 day program for completion.


Personal Safety Training



Girls and Women

12 yr old and older


2 hour course that teaches basic individual protection through scenarios and moves.


R.A.D. Kids "Resisting Abduction Defense"





Boys and Girls

ages 4-11




10 to 12 hour course teaching, recognizing and avoiding abduction and personal safety through scenarios with **aggressor.**  Course is split into several days to accommodate age ranges.


At this time, the above self-defense courses are not offered to men; however, if a teen or adult male asks for self-defense lessons, he will be referred to a local dojo. Counseling, legal advice and all other victim services are offered to any victim without regard to race, gender, creed, or age.