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Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, in partnership with Mercy College, is pleased to announce "Campus Sexual Violence: Where Are We Now?" This is an important part of Rob Astorino’s ongoing commitment to Westchester County’s coordinated community response to ensuring best practices in the handling of college-age sexual violence cases.

Presentations (click to view, where applicable):

  • Keynote Address – Carina Kolodny, Creative Director, Huffington Post
  • Report from the Front Line: What's Happening at the College? – Catherine Van Bomel, Coordinator of Victims Assistance & Educational Services, Purchase College; Ana Gonzalez, Title IX Coordinator/Equity Compliance Specialist, Mercy College; Kathleen Malara, MSN, FNP, Executive Director, University Health Services, Fordham University
  • What Are Sexual Assault Victims Telling Us? - Clarissa Espinoza, Manager of Sexual Assault Services, WestCOP/Victims Assistance Services; Karen Carroll, RN SANE-A NY-SAFE, Clinical Coordinator, Forensic Acute Care Team, Westchester Medical Center; Alicia Sandberg, Esq., Managing Director, Westchester Hispanic Coalition
  • What Are Prosecutors Seeing that Colleges Should Be Aware Of? - Fred Green, Chief, Special Prosecutions Division, Westchester County DA's Office
  • Title IX and Enough is Enough: What Are the Obligations Campuses Need to Focus On? - Susan Friedfel, Esq., Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.; Kristen Bowes, General Counsel, Mercy College; Anastasiya Gorodilova, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
  • Looking Ahead - Dennis Cariello, Esq., Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.; Elizabeth Cronin, Director, NYS Office of Victim Services
  • Campus Case Scenario - Kristen Bowes
  • Criminal Case Needs - Fred Green
  • Protection of the Rights of the Accused - Yvonne Borkowski, Esq., Senior Counsel, Legal Aid Society of Westchester
  • Federal Civil Cases and Concerns for Lawsuits by Accused - Julie Gaughran, Esq., Partner, Asher Gaughran LLP
  • How Can We Make Sure We Are Paying As Much Attention to the Victims as to the Myriad Laws, Rules and Regulations and Defensive Practices? Catherine Van Bomel; Kitley Covill, Esq., Compliance Attorney and Certified Ttle IX Coordinator
  • Are We Adequately Utilizing Available Resources? - Darlene Reda, Director, Westchester County Family Justice Center; CarlLa Horton, Executive Director, Hope's Door; Eva Dolgin, LMSW, Deputy Program Officer, My Sisters' Place; Cindy Kanusher, Executive Director, Pace Women's Justice Center; Tamaris Princi, Abusive Partner Intervention Program Coordinator, Urban Resource Institute; Clarissa Espinoza; Alicia Sandberg

Resources (click to view):

View 2016 Conference page