Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors
Thu, Nov 29th, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST Thu, Nov 29th, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Thu, Nov 29th, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST Thu, Nov 29th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
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Mr. Vail Cruz is the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. In this role, he provides training and technical assistance on best practices in sexual assault service provision to victim service providers statewide. He previously worked for Terros Health for twelve years in various capacities including prevention program manager and clinically with adults with co-occurring diagnoses. Mr. Vail Cruz has vast experience working with diverse communities including faith organizations, communities of color, youth from immigrant families, and individuals with incarceration histories.
Ms. Ashworth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University. She has been conducting research on violence against women since 2012, and has written a legislative brief on campus sexual assault, a research brief on sex trafficking, and manuscripts on bystander intervention with regard to sexual assault. Ms. Ashworth is dedicated to increasing evidence-based, victim-centered community responses to sexual assault victims. She is currently the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.