Today on 8News at 5: Local bartenders learn to prevent sexual assault

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — A workshop was held Monday to encourage bartenders and wait staff to have an active role in ending sexual assault and harassment at local bars.

Participants learned tips on advocating for survivors and pro-social methods of intervening before, during and after incidents of violence occur.

Discussions included concrete tools for how to create a safe space for someone experiencing sexual assault and specific plans for a bar setting.

Investigative Reporter Kerri O’Brien will have more details only on 8News starting at 5 p.m.

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