Land Acknowledgements Presented by: Liz Poprocki
Liz Poprocki (non-status descendant of the Seneca Nation of the Haudenosaunee [“Ho-den-o-shaw-nee”] Confederacy) is the Executive Director of Ohio Victim Witness Association, a Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing through the Ohio Advocate Network, a Comprehensive Credentialed Advocate through the National Advocate Credentialing Program, a member of the Ohio Crisis Response Team and is a NOVA certified crisis responder.
She has been active in the advocacy field for over 15 years with opportunities ranging from crime victim advocate, court liaison for rape survivors, community educator, outpatient and inpatient therapist, and advocate with Disability Rights Ohio. Her specialty is working with crime victims with disabilities and educating advocates on how to serve marginalized populations. Liz is a sought after educator in the fields of equity and disability within Ohio, nationally and internationally. As a Haudenosaunee, she believes that we borrow the Earth from our children and it is a duty to protect it for future generations. As a survivor and passionate social justice advocate, she continues to demand respect and dignity for all affected by crime.
This publication is supported in part by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Rape Prevention Education, by Grant No. ODH Project Number: 01860214VW0820 awarded to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence by the Department of Health. It is also supported in part by VOCA Grant No. 2020-VOCA-132920668; and by subgrant No. 2019-WF-VA7-8919 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Ohio Department of Health, or the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.