JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Victim Services has been working on outreach within the sports community this soccer season, in particular with the Sunday men’s soccer league – La Liga. Players and coaches have agreed to support the mission and display the banners before games promoting a no-tolerance stand against domestic violence, prejudice and sexism.

Teton County Victim Services (TVCS), a special unit of the Jackson Police Department (JPD), inform all County crime victims of their rights, available services, and resources following criminal events. They provide comprehensive services to educate, empower, and advocate for crime victims, including victims of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. The TVCS program is funded by contributions from the Town of Jackson, Teton County, Victims of Crime Act administered by the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, and surcharge funds collected through the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office Division of Victim Services.

David Baker is a Victim Advocate, and a long time Jackson Soccer Leage/ La Liga participant and referee.

We are excited to partner with the Jackson Hole Soccer League/La Liga and are thrilled for the support of its Board of Directors, teams, players, coaches, and spectators in taking a firm and unified stand against domestic violence, discrimination, and sexism in our community,” said Baker. “The advocacy by the League has been outstanding and we look forward to continued teamwork for years to come.”  

The La Liga’s semi-final game is this Sunday at the Jackson Hole High School’s turf field, on the east side of the school building, with the finals set for next Sunday, Sept. 25, and will feature food trucks and great soccer!

For more on the services provided by TVCS click here.

Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.