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Rape Aggression Defense Classes

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The Pima County Sheriff's Department is proud to offer Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses designed to teach and empower women ages 12 and older against sexual assaults and attacks.

R.A.D. Systems is actually a functioning network of dedicated self defense instructors that was established in 1989. This alliance of Instructors believes that self defense should be easy to learn, easy to retain, and relatively easy to employ during real confrontational situations. 


This alliance believes that self defense training should be accessible and affordable for all women and children. They believe that their efforts to oppose violence will be more effective together, than as individuals. As a network they can assist one another with programs, equipment, references, experiences and insight. But most importantly, they honor each others teachings, allowing each of them to give every participant they train, a lifetime return and practice invitation anywhere there is a R.A.D. Program being offered. This program is offered free of charge to Pima County residents thanks to a grant from the Department of Justice.

R.A.D. classes are offered throughout the year.  The next classes are scheduled as follows:

R.A.D classes will resume in April, 2016.

To sign up contact the Community Resources Unit at (520) 351-4615 or fill out the form below. To schedule a course for your business, organization or group you may call the Community Resources Unit at the number above or fill out the form.  Once submitted, you will be contacted by our R.A.D. coordinator.

For more informatioon about RAD, visit the RAD website www.rad-systems.com


Course requires up to 12 hours, usually on consecutive Saturdays.
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