Anti-Violence Program Director
OutFront Minnesota Anti-Violence Program Director Rebecca Waggoner has worked extensively with anti-violence focused, community-based programs for over 10 years. She has expertise in sexual assault and domestic violence, and has worked at every level of program development and management.
Rebecca was named an Outstanding Advocate for the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault in 2002, and wrote a handbook entitled “The Accidental Lobbyist: Grassroots Organizing in Minnesota.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies with an emphasis in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.
In her current role at OutFront Minnesota, she manages all Anti-Violence Program related activities including developing effective services for GLBT crime victims, staffing the 24-hour crisis line, providing individual crisis counseling and providing advocacy services to victims to help them work within law enforcement, legal and/or medical systems.
In addition, Rebecca is responsible for developing Anti-Violence related training curricula on topics including domestic violence, hate/bias crimes and methods to create safe community responses to GLBT crime victims. She has trained extensively throughout Minnesota and at several national conferences on these topics. Her cutting-edge presentations both engage audiences and help develop safer community practices.
Rebecca sits on several community boards and advisory committees including the Minneapolis Police Community Relations Council, the St. Paul Chief’s Advisory Board and the Hennepin County Family Violence Coordinating Council.
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