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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


4/4/23: Taking Action Against Sexual Violence

In this webinar, you will learn the following:
1. What is sexual violence? What does it look like? What forms does it take (physical, Internet, stalking). How do I know if I am experiencing it?
2. How can I protect myself before and/or during?
3. What do I do if I have experienced sexual violence?

Jennifer Harrison is the coordinator of The Arc's Taking Action Against Sexual Violence program. She spent her early career in non-profit writing/editing, then later in independent filmmaking. She has since gotten her Master's in Criminal Justice from Boston University, focusing on reentry services and alternative programming. 

Melissa Michalak is a sergeant with the Edison Police department. She has been a police officer for 20+ years and is the wife of an army veteran and mother of three children.