New community outreach coordinator appointed

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FARMINGTON – Sexual Assault and Violence Emergency Services welcomes a new team member, Jeb Murphy, to help extend coverage and raise more awareness in the Franklin County area.


Jeb Murphy

After an extensive search, SAVES Farmington has filled the position of Community Outreach and Education Coordinator this week, a position left recently by Julia Terry, with Jeb Murphy, a resident of southern Maine. Mr. Murphy, a current instructor at Central Maine Community College and theater critic for The Coastal Journal hopes to complement the already experienced staff and bring a greater presence in the media and electronic community, as well as continue SAVES work with victims and volunteers face to face.

Not only does Mr. Murphy add a fresh face to SAVES, he also adds another male presence to a heavily female dominated advocacy group. “I hope that by making people aware of advocacy groups inviting males to work on staff I can inspire more males to speak out about their sexual abuse, as they are often the silent victims in these crimes,” said Mr. Murphy.

“It is always exciting to bring on someone with new ideas and experiences to help work towards such an important cause,” said SAVES Executive Director, Judy Rawlings. “We look forward to seeing our organization grow even larger both internally and throughout the community with our new community outreach and education coordinator.”

Mr. Murphy graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communications from Long Island University- C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, New York in 2005. He continued his education, earning his masters degree in writing from Rowan University in 2008. He brings a mixed background in both written and electronic media to the SAVES organization, as well as an abundance of new ideas to the table.

For nearly 30 years, SAVES has helped people in Franklin County, Maine recover from the trauma of sexual violence. Through educational programs designed to reshape common attitudes and beliefs that make sexual violence common, SAVES also works to prevent sexual violence.

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