Advances in the Prevention of Domestic Violence and a New Priorities Brought Forth by the Covid-19 Pandemic

Advances in the Prevention of Domestic Violence and a New Priorities Brought Forth by the Covid-19 Pandemic

Join us in October when we welcome Taylor Withers, the Senior Director of Advancement at CASA, Pinellas County’s certified Domestic Violence Agency. She’ll update us on new techniques and tools that are being employed by CASA, domestic violence advocates and local authorities to prevent domestic violence and confront issues that have surfaced or become exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pinch Hitting for the under-the-weather Taylor was Megan Koontz, a domestic violence prevention and communications specialist at CASA. She has worked with a variety of populations during her time in the domestic violence field, specifically with Marshallese immigrants in Northwest Arkansas, disabled advocacy groups, and LGBTQIA+ populations. Before CASA, Megan worked at Sunrise of Pasco County with middle school, high school, and college aged students talking about prevention of violence and bystander intervention. She has spoken at various regional conferences about the intersection of religion and DV, and she has an upcoming presentation with the White House Gender and Policy Council about online dating violence.

She provided a copy of her presentation, which is full of great information and statistics. If you’d like to view it, click here.

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