City of Lawrence Ordinance 9566

Starting October 2020, The City of Lawrence’s Ordinance 9566 went into effect requiring front end managers of drinking establishments to go through a bystander intervention training with a focus on sexual violence prevention.

The Care Center currently offers online trainings twice a month. To register for upcoming trainings, click here.

The 90 minute training will cover the following learning objectives:

    • Sexual violence definition, education, and support options
    • Bystander intervention techniques
      • Identification, barriers to intervention, intervention strategies with a focus on de-escalation and safety 
      • Strategies for follow-up with patrons and staff
    • Strategies for communicating policies to staff, accessing ongoing support and resources

For more information or questions, contact Gabby Boyle at, or 785-843-8985, ext. 8.

Completed SafeBar Alliance training will also qualify for the requirement. SafeBar training will continue to cover the same learning objectives but include expand staff education, support, and skill development through scenarios and team coordination. Bars have the option to either participate in both trainings, or just The SafeBar Alliance to meet requirement. SafeBars receive expanded support and materials for patrons as well. Learn more about The SafeBar Alliance.