Relationship Violence Prevention Spring Speaker Series: David Thomas (2/17)

The Relationship Violence Prevention Spring Speaker Series presents a revealing presentation about the prevalence of relationship violence on college campuses with David Thomas, program administrator for Domestic Violence Education and faculty member in the Division of Public Safety Leadership at Johns Hopkins University, Thursday, February 17, 4-6 p.m. in University Center room 312.

The Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Division of Public Safety Leadership was awarded a two-year, $500,000 federal cooperative agreement to work directly with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women to better address national law enforcement issues. Some specific areas emphasized are sexual assault, dating violence, officer-involved domestic violence and cultural bias as it impacts violence against women.

Thomas retired from the Montgomery County Department of Police in December 2000 after 15 years of service. As a police officer, he founded the first domestic violence unit within the department and was responsible for curriculum development for domestic violence training and policy development on domestic violence-related issues. Upon retirement, Thomas was the second-most decorated officer in the history of the department, having received both the silver and bronze medals of valor, the Women’s Alliance of Maryland Domestic Violence Advocacy Award, the Montgomery County, County Executive’s Award and the Johns Hopkins University 21st-Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award.

For more information, contact Student Affairs at ext. 5-2393.

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