Since college, Women's Rights and Basic Human Rights have been passions of mine, things I can't seem to walk away from or ignore. The reality is that once my eyes were opened to injustice in these areas, i could no longer turn a blind eye, or pretend not to recognize their existence. Since then I have been diligently working on changing them. Much of my work has been in the area of violence against women, paricularly sexual violence. The work I do now with Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. involves advocating for victims, after the offender has been released onto community supoervision, a place where their voices and concerns have been historically neglected. In addition i work on educating the community about sexual violence, sex offenders, and how supervision seeks to reduce recidivism and keep communities safe, and victims concerns alive. I am a firm believer in providing people with the truth, and collaborate with co-wokers on focusing on primary prevention of sexual violence... in other words, tackling language, attitudes, and social structures that promote or help contribute to sexual violence. In addition we promote a message that it is better to raise children, particularly male children, who do not offend, then trying to fix a problem like sexual violence after it has occurred.