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The Voices Against Violence Program is designed to address issues around domestic or relationship violence, sexual assault, and other forms of person to person violence including stalking, sexual harassment and others.  There are three components of the Voices Against Violence Program:

1. Education: The Voices Against Violence Team educates the campus community about healthy relationships, avoiding dangers, and being proactive in stopping violence.

2. Training: The Voices Against Violence team trains campus leaders on the proper protocol of reporting violent acts on campus and follows all Jeanne Clery Act reporting requirements.

3. Victim Assistance:  Members of the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team are available to meet with students, staff or faculty who have experienced an act of violence and would like additional resources.  The team of trained individuals are listed below.


The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team members:

Frank Caldwell, Office of Residential Life, x 5.2591

Frank serves in the Office of Residential Facilities and can assist those victims that live on campus in room relocations etc. if needed.

Dr. Lee Hawthorne, Office of Student Life x 5.3462

Dr. Hawthorne is available to meet with any student who wishes to talk through developing a personal safety plan or who needs more information about campus resources.

Dr. Jeff Cullen, Office of Student Judicial Programs, x 5.2453

Dr. Cullen will assist victims who need information about going forward, or wanting more information about a judicial hearing on campus.

Davonya Hall, Office of Student Judicial Programs, x. 5.2453

Davonya will assist victims who need information about the judicial process on campus, and other resources in the community.

Dr. Kim Leisey, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, 5.2393

Dr. Leisey can assist any UMBC community member in receiving the resources he/ she may need in the event of an assault.

Jennifer K. Lepus, Director, University Health Services x 5.2542

Jennifer can meet with victims and survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault, as well as explain medical services provided by University Health Services.

Jess Myers, Director, Women's Center x 5.2714

Jess and her staff in the UMBC Women's Center have experience working with victims and survivors of sexual violence and can meet to provide resources and support to those in the UMBC community in need.

Alison Rohrbach, Assistant Director, Health Education x 5.1599

Alison can assist with all programming and outreach events to provide community awareness.  She along with the Peer Health Educators provide educational programming.

Amy Sine, Assistant Director, Residential Life x 5.1992

Amy and her staff can assist those victims that live on campus in roommate conflicts, assaults, room relocations etc. if needed.

Dr. Patricia Wick, Counseling Center x 5.2472
Dr. Wick is a psychologist who has worked with women and men in domestic violence situations.  Along with other Counseling Center staff, she serves to assist those in need of counseling services after an assault.

UMBC Police x 5.5555
Specially trained officers are dedicated to following up with victims who report crimes of sexual violence. They are responsible for monitoring these violent crimes on campus and protective order compliance. They also coordinates services with allied law enforcement agencies and provides training for law enforcement and other key individuals on campus.

UMBC's Women's Center x 5.2714
Staff in the UMBC Women's Center have experience in a wide range of women's and gender issues within both clinical and community settings.

TurnAround, Inc. 410-377-8111

This local agency will provide advocate support for those victims seeking this service.  there is a 24 hour advocate hotline that will provide advocate accompaniment to emergency rooms or in some cases, judicial hearings.

UMBC's Peer Health Educators - A newly combined coalition of students dedicated to educating their fellow students about various health topics including sexual assault and relationship violence. They have also been trained to assist in connecting victims with area resources.