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Experts To Discuss Sexual Violence, Campus Crime And Victim Support Services At Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 12, 2003

On Wednesday, February 19, Hudson Valley Community College's Criminal Justice Student Association will sponsor a panel discussion/expert presentation entitled "Sexual Violence, Campus Crime and Victim Support Services." The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

The event will focus on the presence of violence in intimate partner relationships, sexual abuse, sexual assault and stalking. The following participants will address preventative strategies, victim support services, case investigation and prosecution: Trish DeAngelis, a senior trial attorney and sex crimes prosecutor with the Rensselaer County District Attorney's office; Detective Sergeant John Cooney of the Troy Police department; and Cheryl Schafer, Nancy Harris and Sandy Stopera, all from The Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program of Rensselaer County at Samaritan Hospital.

For more information on Sexual Violence, Campus Crime and Victim Support Services, contact Michael Such at (518) 629-7844.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.