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December 19, 2011
Attorney General Speaks at DOJ's Sexual Assault Awareness Month Program

A transcript of Attorney General Eric Holder's comments acknowledging Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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January 10, 2011
President Proclaims January National Stalking Awareness Month

President Obama became the first President to proclaim January as National Stalking Awareness Month.

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  • Monika Johnson Mostler, President

    Topics: Military; Colleges and University; Youth; Prevention; Federal Policy; Media

    In addition to serving as President of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Monika Johnson Hostler is the Executive Director of the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has been with NCCASA since 1999. Prior to becoming executive director Monika held other positions as NCCASA as well as the Scotland County Rape Crisis Center. Monika has been working to end sexual and domestic violence for the past 15 years, both on the local and national level. Most recently Monika has presented and written on working with the media, Sexual Violence in the African American community, sexual violence in the military, leadership development, and middle management to name a few. Monika is the current board president of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, advocating for federal policy and legislative change. She serves on various boards and committees including the NC Domestic Violence Commission and the NC Criminal Justice Partnership. Mostly recently Monika was appointed by US Attorney General Eric Holder to the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.

  • Terri Poore, Vice President

    Topics: Violence Against Women Act; Appropriations for sexual assault services and prevention; Services for victims of sexual violence; Costs and consequences of sexual violence; Prevalence of sexual violence; Rates of reporting, arrest and prosecution; Traumatic impact of sexual violence; Campus sexual violence; Rape kit backlog; Housing issues for victims of sexual violence; Preventing childhood sexual abuse; Why don’t victims report?; Why is sexual violence so persistent and challenging to address?; Sex offender legislation and policies.

    Terri Poore holds a masters degree in Social Work from Florida State University and a BA in Sociology from Loyola University in New Orleans. Terri has been an advocate for victims of sexual violence for the past 18years and is currently the Public Affairs Director of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence and the Vice President/ Policy Chair of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Through these positions, she advocates for sexual assault survivors and rape crisis programs with state and national policymakers. She has also worked as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance with FCASV and as an adjunct professor at Florida State University teaching Legislative Advocacy and Human Sexuality courses. Previously, Terri worked as a sexual violence counselor and program coordinator with Refuge House of Tallahassee and as a victim advocate in the Office of the State Attorney in the second judicial circuit of Florida. Terri has provided training for a variety of local, statewide and national groups on sexual violence issues. Justice is her passion and other experience includes legislative advocacy on poverty issues and legal advocacy for refugees.

  • Lydia Guy Ortiz, Board Member

    Topics: Sexual violence prevention; Culturally specific intervention and prevention strategies

    Lydia Guy Ortiz is an independent consultant with an emphasis on sexual violence prevention, community specific intervention strategies and anti-oppression theory. Lydia has been active in the anti-rape movement for twenty-five years and is a board member of National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She is committed to the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention strategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative.

  • Diane Moyer, Board Director

    Diane Moyer is Legal Director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, founded in 1975; the Coalition has a network of 51 rape crisis programs that provide services to every county in the Commonwealth. Since 1996, Ms. Moyer has been working to advance PCAR’s mission to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault. Ms. Moyer has appeared in numerous media outlets, from New York talk shows to local PBS stations, and from the Washington Post to the Weekly Reader. Ms. Moyer has won the Victim Advocacy Award from the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the Leadership Award from the Victim Rights Law Center and The Sara-Alyce P. Wright Award from the YWCA Violence Intervention Program. Through her work on the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Ms. Moyer has worked tirelessly to ensure that federal legislation addresses civil legal needs of victims of sexual assault as well as to ensure parity in funding for service providers in rape crisis programs. At the state level, Ms. Moyer has worked to increase penalties for drug induced rape, to extend the civil statute of limitations for child victims of sexual abuse, to create a standardized rape kit for the Commonwealth, to create mandatory prevention education for incoming students at colleges and universities and to create a statewide plan for the community supervision and management of sex offenders. As a faculty member of the Aequitas a national prosecutor training institute, Ms. Moyer helped to develop the curricula and continues to train prosecutors nationwide on the prosecution of non-stranger rape. Ms. Moyer is a graduate of Dickinson College and the New England School of Law.

  • Polly Poskin, Board Director

    Polly has been the Executive Director for 29 years of Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. As Director, she works with the 33 rape crisis centers that comprise the membership of the coalition. Under her leadership ICASA’s budget has grown from $148,899 in 1982 to $14 million in 2011. She works with colleagues and related professionals to improve Illinois’ sexual assault laws and conducts statewide training on sexual assault and related issues.