Capital Region Safer Bars is a team of local bars and restaurants who are dedicated to creating safe and thriving nightlife communities.

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Capital Region Safer Bars is a coalition of local bars and restaurants who are dedicated to creating safe and thriv‚Äčing nightlife communities.

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Why are Bars Important in Preventing Sexual Assault?

  • 50% of sexual assaults involve alcohol use.
  • 90% of acquaintance rapes involve alcohol use.
  • 43% of sexual assaults involve alcohol use by the victim.
  • 69% of sexual assault involve alcohol use by the perpetrator.
  •  By learning how to recognize and intervene in sexually aggressive situations, bartenders and other bar staff have the opportunity to make a large impact in ending sexual assault.
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Why Bystander Intervention?

  • People are more likely to intervene in problematic situations when they have the skills to do so.
  • The goal of bystander intervention is always safety and de-escalation.
  • Research shows that the use of bystander intervention tactics can prevent problematic situations from becoming violent.
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How Does Capital Region Safer Bars Help Bars Prevent Violence?

  • Our free, evidence-based, bystander intervention training teaches bartenders and other bar staff how to be active bystanders by giving them the tools to safely and effectively intervene in aggressive situations.
  •  Bar staff who take our training are better able to detect early warning sings that a situation may become unsafe and are better able to intervene and prevent violence. 
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Why Are Bars Important in Preventing Sexual Assault?
  • 50% of sexual assaults involve alcohol use.
  • 90% of acquaintance rapes involve alcohol use.
  • 43% of sexual assaults involve alcohol use by the victim.
  • 69% of sexual assault involve alcohol use by the perpetrator.
  • By learning how to recognize and intervene in sexually aggressive situations, bartenders and other bar staff have the opportunity to make a large impact in ending sexual assault.
Why Bystander Intervention?
  • People are more likely to intervene in problematic situations when they have the skills to do so.
  • The goal of bystander intervention is always safety and de-escalation.
  • Research shows that the use of bystander intervention tactics can prevent problematic situations from becoming violent.
How Does Capital Region Safer Bars Help Bars Prevention Violence?
  • Our free, evidence-based, bystander intervention training teaches bartenders and other bar staff how to be active bystanders by giving them the tools to safely and effectively intervene in aggressive situations.
  • Bar staff who take our training are better able to detect early warning sings that a situation may become unsafe and are better able to intervene and prevent violence.

New Collaboration!

Capital Region Safer Bars has entered into an exciting new partnership with In Our Own Voices, an organization whose mission is to work for and ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural and economic survival and growth of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people of color communities. This collaboration will ensure that all Safer Bar marketing, outreach, and training materials are truly inclusive. EVERYONE deserves to have a safe nightlife experience, and this relationship will help achieve that goal..