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Committed to Excellence by Empowering the Community with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness from a Law Enforcement Perspective.

Therese Homer

President & CEO

Therese Homer

Therese Homer is the former Chief of Public Safety for Miami Dade College- North Campus and the Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center from October 11, 2006- July 1, 2013. She is the Past President of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators, Inc. Also served as the Vice President of the HBCU-LEEA, Inc. and Conference Chair for three conferences: Miami, New Orleans and Norfolk.

She is an experienced and diverse law enforcement officer with over 30 years starting her law enforcement career in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978 with The Atlanta Police Department. She relocated to South Florida in October 1986 when she was hired as the first Black police officer, male or female, for The Town of Palm Beach Police Department.

Holds a BS Degree in Sociology from Tuskegee Institute and an MS Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. She is currently working on a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Florida International University in Miami.

The first female chief for Miami Dade College. After 7 months on the job, elected by peer chiefs to serve as the Lead Chief of the seven campuses. Implemented numerous crime prevention strategies on the campus such as community (campus) oriented policing, implemented a College Crime Watch Program, increased vehicle, foot and bike patrols; increased visibility in parking lots and in buildings by re-structuring the patrol design, victim advocacy information, working closely with local law enforcement agencies as well as the student government association.

Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, American InterContinental University, Weston, FL. for two years.

A Former Division Commander for the Opa-Locka Police Department's Domestic Violence and Special Victims Unit. Developed and implemented this first full time police based domestic violence unit for Miami-Dade County in 1992 at the Opa-Locka Police Department. She is a National and International Trainer on Domestic Violence.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of DVI Consultants, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides domestic and intimate violence training to law enforcement officers, community groups and organizations, churches and colleges and universities locally, nationally and internationally. Training is also provided in Sexual Assault, Clery Compliance and overall Crime Prevention and Assessment on College Campuses tailored to your individual needs. This training is provided through partnerships and collaboration with key partners. Individual victim advocacy through the Criminal Justice System is also available.

Have received numerous awards, accolades and appointments for work in the area of domestic violence and community service, which includes: a recent appointment to serve as a Subject Matter Expert Focus Group Member for East Central University's Campus Law Enforcement Trainer Development Program. Invited to present at a HBCU Breakout Workshop at the FEMA Training Institute with the White House Initiative on HBCUs; Appointed by County Commissioner Betty Ferguson to the Miami-Dade County Domestic Violence Oversight Board and elected to serve as Chair for four consecutive terms; Assistant District Governor for the Rotary International District 6990; appointment to serve as an Alternate on the Finance and Procedures Committee and President of the Rotary Club of Opa-Locka; Appointment by Governor Jeb Bush to the State of Florida Governor's Task Force against Domestic Violence and elected as the former Chair; appointed by the late Governor Lawton Chiles in 1994 to the original Governor's Task Force on Domestic Violence.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Miami Alumnae Chapter, President-Elect for the Rotary Club of Miramar-Pines, Rotary International, Women With HEART, a community service organization serving the South Broward community, Miami - Dade Association of Chiefs of Police Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, among many more professional organizations.

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Craig Nance

Craig A. Nance

Craig A. Nance is the Director for the Office of Professional Accountability for the University of Chicago Department of Safety and Security. Craig is responsible for directing and managing the compliance and the Professional Accountability Division of the Department of Safety & Security to include Clery compliance, Title IX compliance and internal affairs investigations.

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