Tue 6/6/2017 -
3:45pm to 5:15pm
Cluster: Co-advocacy, Prevention

This workshop is focused on how advocates can better collaborate with their local law enforcement agencies, although we welcome any law enforcement officers at the conference to join us in conversation as well! Tools, techniques and strategies to improve collaboration, communication and relationships with local law enforcement will be shared. Please share your successes as well! 

Presented by:

Becky Bangs
Multnomah County
Becky Bangs is a Senior Policy Analyst focused on anti-domestic violence, anti-sexual violence and anti-poverty policy issues in Multnomah County, Oregon. She started in the field as a domestic and sexual violence advocate at the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence in Corvallis, Oregon, then coordinated Multnomah County’s Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team and now provides policy analysis and advocacy for Multnomah County. She has worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic, sexual and childhood violence for nearly 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. and has a Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Allison Wilson
Multnomah County
Allison Wilson has been working in the field of social justice since 2001 beginning as an advocate for domestic & sexual violence survivors in rural Polk County, Oregon. Since 2004 she has spent her time advocating and working in the fields of child abuse, anti-domestic & sexual violence and human trafficking in Portland, OR. Currently she is working as a Program Specialist Senior for Multnomah County coordinating the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, a federally funded project that seeks to increase victim safety and offender accountability in high lethality DV cases through collaborative interagency response. Prior to her current position Ms. Wilson served as the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Coordinator in Multnomah County for 3.5 years, convening elected officials, law enforcement and victim service providers to improve community response to domestic violence related fatalities.