Your staff works hard to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere in your bar. Sexual harassment and other forms of personal violence can quickly destroy the atmosphere that you and your staff work so hard to make. Bar owners from across New York State are participating in the Safer Bars movement to prevent sexual harassment in nightlife establishments.
Make your bar a leader by taking long-lasting, sustainable steps to make our community safer. Make your bar a member of Capital Region Safer Bars!
Safer Bars is an evidence-based curriculum designed to train bar staff to recognize and respond to sexual aggression. This curriculum was developed by the Arizona Department of Health in collaboration with bar owners, staff, and patrons. This curriculum has been adapted for New York bars and all of our trainings will be customized to fit your staff, your business, and your culture. We won’t tell your staff what to do; rather, we build on their skills to create a safer and more welcoming establishment.
Meet one on one with our staff to determine how the program can be most helpful to your bar or restaurant. Maintain at least 70% of your staff that are trained our curriculum. Post materials in the bar identifying yourself as a Safer Bar, including posters and window clings. Participate in at least one Safer Bars community event a year.
There isn’t one! It’s free to become a member and get your staff trained. Trainings consists of two, 2.5 hours sessions held between two and four weeks apart and we come to you! Trainings can be held in your bar or other convenient location, on weekends, after hours, or at any time that will be easiest for you and your staff.