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Erika Callaway Kleiner

Violence Prevention Project

Justice 3D

Erika Callaway Kleiner (she/her) has worked in the anti-violence movement more than twenty years.  Her passion is helping to create inclusive and accessible services for survivors of violence from underserved communities. Ms. Kleiner began work at the Women’s Center of Vanderbilt University where she also earned a Master of Divinity degree.  She was the director of the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center (SAC) and works now as a consultant managing the SAC Prevention Project, facilitating the Alexandria LGBTQ+ Task Force, and training as an instructor for Justice 3D.  Ms. Kleiner was a co-founder of the Alexandria LGBTQ+ Task Force in 2007 and has continuously worked on an initiative to improve services and outreach to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer + (LGBTQ+).  This work developed into a City-wide initiative.  The Task Force has been used as a model for other jurisdictions across Virginia and has trained thousands of service providers on developing inclusive services. Ms. Kleiner received the Pathfinder Award from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Women’s Health and Safety Advocate Award from the Alexandria Commission for Women for her work to improve services to underserved communities.

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