Thursday, July 8, 2010

Katie TePas, Justice Center co-author, named state DV & sexual assault response coordinator

Katie TePas, former domestic violence/sexual assault services program coordinator for the Alaska State Troopers, has been a frequent co-author of Justice Center reports and articles on violence against women in Alaska.

She has recently been appointed by Governor Sean Parnell as Alaska's first domestic violence and sexual assault response coordinator as part of the Governor's initiative to combat the statewide epidemic of violence against women.

Her new role is to provide direction to all relevant executive branch agencies and to collaborate with municipal, federal, tribal, and non-profit entities, with the goals of reducing the rates of sexual assault and domestic violence, ensuring adequate services for victims, and raising public awareness of the epidemic and the responses to it.

Pictured above left to right: Katie TePas and Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, at the 2010 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) conference in Washington, D.C. in June.