Prevention of sexual assault and date rape in San Francisco’s downtown nightlife scene was the topic of a second Nightlife Safety summit held earlier this month by the District Attorney’s Office, community advocates, ride-share companies and members of the nightlife industry, the DA’s office announced.
The group gathered at the 111 Minna Gallery in the Yerba Buena neighborhood to raise awareness about the risks of sexual assault when people are out on the town and to share prevention efforts, such as training bar staff to respond when someone has overindulged or has possibly been drugged.
“It’s important patrons at bars, restaurants and nightclubs feel safe when enjoying an evening out,” District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement. “Through collaborative efforts with various agencies we can improve public safety and prevent further victimization.”
The first Nightlife Safety event was held last year in response to an uptick in drug-facilitated sexual assaults in the city, Gascon’s office said.
Participants at this year’s discussion included representatives from the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium, SF Clubs Inc., the DA’s office victim services division, Uber, the entertainment commission and more.
Story originally published by Bay City News.