OAESV is pleased to announce this year's Keynote Speaker: Teresa M. Stafford
Teresa M. Stafford is the Senior Director of Victim Services and Outreach at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC). Teresa oversees the agency's 24-hour response to survivors, criminal justice advocacy, Project STAR (sex trafficking advocacy and recovery), Hogar Consuelo and administers professional development trainings across the state and on a national level. Prior to joining CRCC, she held the position of Victim-Witness Coordinator for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, where she oversaw the creation of the Victim Witness Unit. Teresa attended Tiffin University majoring in Criminal Justice Administration.
As part of its annual Shine the Light event, OAESV recognizes and celebrates those individuals and groups who are changing Ohio's communities and institutions to more effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence and to better support and empower survivors.
OAESV is accepting nominations for the three categories below, through August 11, 2017:
Community Changemaker Award: honors those groups or individuals whose efforts have distinguished their communities as models for violence prevention and/or response.
Inspirational Changemaker Award: honors those individuals whose passion and dedication have distinguished them as inspirational leaders within the movement to end sexual violence in Ohio.
Institutional Changemaker Award: honors those groups or individuals who are changing Ohio's institutions in ways that distinguish our state within the national context of survivor-focused response to sexual violence.
Award recipients will be notified by August 18th, and awards will be presented during the Shine the Light program on September 21st.
Click HERE to submit a a nomination! Deadline is 5 PM EDT on August 11th. Questions about the award process? Contact Becky Perkins, Communications Director.