The RAP Project, Raising Awareness and Prevention Project, was founded by Deana Puccio and Allison Havey. Deana and Allison provide a variety of programmes for teenagers, young adults and parents in schools, forums and companies to raise awareness about personal safety and prevention in areas of rape and sexual assault, while openly discussing how pornography and social media influence attitudes. They also address how media can negatively affect body image and self-esteem.
The RAP has already visited several schools in and around London, including St Paul’s Girls School, North London Collegiate. St Mary’s Ascot, South Hampstead High School, The Mount, Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Fortismere School, UCS, Westminster and Channing School. Deana and Allison are rapidly approaching 20 schools and plan to go nationwide.
Deana is a former Sex Crimes Prosecutor who worked in the United States’ first department dedicated to investigating sexual crimes in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. Allison is a writer/producer and media consultant who has worked for ABC News, NBC News, Associated Press Television News and Fox Business News amongst others.
Deana and Allison are both mums living in London with teenagers.