I believe that empowerment based advocacy is core to working with survivors of violence. My background in providing training, technical assistance and content development strives to keep survivor centered practice at the fore front.
Technical Assistance Provider for victim service programs, law enforcement agencies, private technology companies and other national technical assistance providers
Website and Blog management and content creation
Group Instruction and Problem Solving
Knowledgeable in government grant reporting requirements
Conference planning and coordination skills
M.S: Criminal JusticeMay 2012University of Central FloridaOrlando, FLCriminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts: CriminologyMay 2010Lynchburg CollegeLynchburg, VA
Technology Specialist11/2014 to Current The National Network to End Domestic ViolenceWashington, DC
Provide expert technical assistance to domestic violence and sexual assault state coalitions, local domestic violence programs, victim service providers, law enforcement, attorneys and prosecutors on the following topics: abuse facilitated via technology by abusers,safety strategies for survivors using technology best practices on the use of technology for victim service providers,and other topics related to the use of technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Built strategic alliances with federal and state policymakers that resulted in the creation of task forces and work groups on the following topics: technology privacy and safety and its impact on victims of crime, databases, body worn cameras, social media and legislation, and encryption.
Develop tools and resources for programs and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault on topics such as choosing between databases and dedicated services and online privacy and safety videos.
Provide content and administrative support for the annual Technology Summit for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Create resources on topics related to technology and violence against women for victims of crime, advocates, and police jurisdictions.
Provide subject matter expertise to private industries on the intersections of domestic violence and technology which included: content development, advising on digital safety boards, product testing and feedback.
Technology and Safety Program Specialist11/2012 to 11/2014 Florida Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceTallahassee, Florida
Provided regional trainings for 42 certified domestic violence centers in the state of Florida on technology, stalking, cyberstalking and advocacy with proven success evidenced by consistent high attendee evaluations
Provided trainings on behalf of the Attorney General's Office for victim advocates on technology, stalking, cyberstalking and advocacy.
Developed, revised and distributed resources for community partners and certified centers on cyberstalking, stalking, and advocacy.
Developed multiple training tools to serve the special needs of constituencies including an online safety planning tool for survivors, a resource guide on Safety Planning Around Technology for survivors and advocates in English Spanish and Haitain Creole versions, and a mobile website for survivors and advocates to access information digitally.
Created training curricula for advocates and law enforcement to facilitate recognizing the signs of stalking and cyberstalking, defining strategies for safety planning around technology, identifying current technologic advances used by stalkers and abusers, and youth and children's use of technology.
Monitored and evaluated the program effectiveness of the Palm Beach County Anti-Stalking Collaborative, Lakeview Behavioral Health Center and the LAV Project of the Miami-Dade Legal Aid initiatives related to stalking, cyberstalking, and legal advocacy.
Provided regional trainings on Sexual Assault, Teen Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Trauma Informed Care, and Technology and Disabilities
Intern09/2011 to 12/2011 United States Postal Inspection ServiceRichmond, VA
Assisted The U.S.
Attorney's Office with trial preparation involving cases of domestic and international mail fraud, including preparing court documents, coordinating witness testimony, and providing assistance to victims on court days Assisted in locating evidence at the scene and interviewing witnesses in mail theft investigations Researched the Financial Crimes Database to identify mail theft cases within the Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia jurisdictions Compiled information on victims and suspects in active cases using the Accurint Database Created victim files in the Victim Notification System Assisted in the preparation and disposal of classified documents Conducted research used by the Public Information Officer to prepare media news releases.
Gibson, R. (2016) Dear teenage me: you will learn to demand respect honor and integrity. See The Triumph Blog. http://www.seethetriumph.org/blog/dear-teenage-me-you-will-learn-to-demand-respect-honor-and-integrity
Gibson.R (2016) Ain't I a woman still?. The National Network to End Domestic Violence Website. http://nnedv.org/news/4652-ain-t-i-a-woman-still.html?highlight=WyJ0cnV0aCIsInRydXRoJ3MiXQ==
Gibson.R, Olsen. E (2016) Safety and privacy on twitter: a guide for survivors of harassment and abuse. http://static1.squarespace.com/static/51dc541ce4b03ebab8c5c88c/t/5798ddf91b631bb5f7e4268a/1469636098224/NNEDV_FINAL_July2016.pdf
"Give Me All the Data"
1st Annual Tribal Governments Program Summit: Key Issues and Promising Practices in Native Communities"
St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2016
"Improving Safety and Privacy in Online Spaces"
National Organization for Victim Assistance
42nd Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia August 2016
"Online Privacy and Safety for Survivors of Violence"
Conference on Crimes Against Women
11th Annual Conference
Dallas, Texas April 2016
"There's an App for that: Safety Apps for Survivors and Victim Service Providers”
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Training Institute
Anaheim, California, September 2015
Administrative Support, Adobe Connect,Databases, Event Management, Budget Management, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Technical Assistance Management, Grant Management, Curriculum Development, Canva Graphic Design Program, Crowd Compass Event Management App and Website
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Companies Worked For:
The National Network to End Domestic Violence
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States Postal Inspection Service
University of Central Florida
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Technology and Safety Program Specialist
M.S : Criminal Justice May 2012 Bachelor of Arts : Criminology May 2010
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