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UC to Host Domestic Violence Forum

Educational Forum Open to Public

Written By Abby Hansen '13, PR Intern

Forum is free, open to public


Utica, NY (10/24/2012)
- Nearly three out of four Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Utica College will host a domestic violence forum on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the Carbone Family Auditorium, in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity building. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3 p.m.

A panel discussion will include Hon. Bernadette Clark, New York State Supreme Court; Hon. Randall Caldwell, Presiding Supreme Court Justice for Oneida County Integrated Domestic Violence Court; and Dawn Lupi, Oneida County First Assistant District Attorney. Speakers will also include Chief Mark Williams, Utica Police Department; Investigator Elizabeth Shanley, Utica Police Department Domestic Violence Unit; Kelly M. Virkler, a licensed mental health counselor at the Neighborhood Center; Alan Goldenbach, assistant professor of journalism at UC and former Washington Post reporter; and Deb Galotti, director, YWCA of the Mohawk Valley Crisis Services.

For more information about the forum, contact the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity program office at Utica College, at wvirkle@utica.edu or (315) 223-2559.

About Utica College- Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22  master’s and two doctoral degree  programs.



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