Jennifer Rauhouse, founder and executive director of Peer Solutions, began standing against sexual, relationship and family violence in 1981.
She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology of Law and Speech Communication from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a teacher certification from Arizona State University. Rauhouse later worked as a volunteer coordinator at the Center Against Sexual Abuse (now the Casa Center for Positive Social Change) and as a teacher at the Phoenix Union High School District.
Peer Solutions supports investing in youth to elevate communities and reaches out to Phoenix and Tempe schools.
Rauhouse, who experienced violence and abuse firsthand as a child, found that striving to prevent violence was a cause that few people were addressing. Her passion made her devoted to addressing the issue with Peer Solutions.
[For more of this story, written by Brianna Bradley, go to http://downtowndevil.com/2016/...s-jennifer-rauhouse/]