San Antonio-- Staff, volunteers and board members were recognized at the Rape Crisis Center.

Chief William McManus, District Attorney Susan Reed and Congressman Charles Gonzales were in attendance to recognize those who work tirelessly to end sexual violence.

One volunteer celebrated 17 years with the organization. Bill Rieck said, I am very proud to support the critical role the Rape Crisis Center plays in our community. Over the years, I have seen the transformation of our intervention efforts into a program that is considered one of the best in the nation and garners international attention.

The Rape Crisis Center was founded in 1975. The center offers crisis intervention, counseling and education to eradicate sexual violence in our area.

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