Reading Police Receive Donation To Support Women’s Self Defense Training

From left: Safety Officer Michael Scouten, Lisa Caraviello, Leah Furness, Meredith Yoder, Carolyn Liggio, Erin Gaffen (President of YWL), Lt. Detective Richard P. Abate, Deputy Chief David J. Clark, Nicole Barletta, Laura Tucci and Community Service Officer Kristen Stasiak. (Courtesy Photo)

Chief Mark D. Segalla is pleased to announce that the Young Women’s League of Reading has donated $2,000 to benefit the Reading Police Department’s ongoing efforts to enhance women’s safety. 

The donation will support the Reading Police’s Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program, which is part of an internationally respected network of instructors committed to providing women with life-saving self defense skills.

“The Young Women’s League of Reading is proud to support important programs in town, including the R.A.D. program for women and high school girls that is run by the Reading Police Department,” said Erin Gaffen, Young Women’s League of Reading President.

“We are extremely grateful to the Young Women’s League for their commitment to the R.A.D. program in Reading.” Chief Segalla said. “We rely on donations like theirs because they play such a large role in making this program possible.”

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