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Sherman Named to Violence Against Women Committee

2011 news archive


Newton, MA--Francine Sherman, Clinical Professor and Director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project has been appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to serve a two-year term on the new National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. The inaugural meeting will be held in January 2011.

The National Advisory Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services on how to improve the nation's response to violence against women, with a specific focus on successful interventions with children and teens who witness and/or are victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

The National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women is chaired by Susan B. Carbon, Director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The full list of advisory committee members follows:

Dr. Jeffrey L. Edleson, Professor and Director of Research, University of Minnesota School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN

Maria Jose Fletcher, Esquire, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Miami, FL

Neil Irvin, Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape, Washington, D.C.

Amber Johnson,Youth Advocate, Providence, RI

Monika Johnson Hostler, Executive Director, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Raleigh, NC

Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President, Family Violence Prevention Fund, San Francisco, CA

Chief of Police Susan Manheimer, San Mateo Police Department, San Mateo, CA

Betsy McAlister Groves, Director, Child Witness to Violence Project, Department of Pediatrics, Boston

Medical Center, Boston, MA

Carol Post, Executive Director, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Wilmington, DE

Francine Sherman, Esquire, Clinical Professor, Boston College Law School, Newton, MA

The Honorable Melvin Stoof, Associate Judge, Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court, Tucson, AZ

Joe Torre, Chairman, The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, New York, NY

Gabrielle Union, Advocate, Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Sujata Warrier, Director, New York City Program of the New York Office for the Prevention