Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association has banded together with the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, the District Attorney’s Council, and the Department of Health, among others, to help bring this campaign to Oklahoma. Our Association will be attending meetings in support of this initiative and we will be sharing information regarding it with our members in the near future. For more information, please watch the video below or go to their website at: Start by Believing. You can also “like” the Facebook for the Start by Believing campaign, specific to the state of Oklahoma, for additional information here.