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About Voices Against Violence
Who We Are

VAV's staff is made up of clinical specialists, prevention and outreach specialists and dedicated student staff and leaders.

Leah Leeds
Clinical Social Worker
Masters of Science in Social Work, UT Austin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Texas

Provides individual and group therapy. Experience providing advocacy services in mental health and community settings, community based shelters, law enforcement and campus settings. Professional interest in working with survivors of interpersonal violence, the effects of and neurobiology of trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. Leah enjoys the outdoors, traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Kristen Pearson
Staff Therapist
Master's of Science in Social Work (MSSW), The University of Texas at Austin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Texas

Provides individual and group therapy to students. Participates with Voices Against Violence, providing individual and group counseling and advocacy to students who have experienced interpersonal violence. In her free time Kristen loves reading, learning to sew, cooking, camping/hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Sharon Hoefer
Voices Against Violence, Prevention Specialist
Master’s of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Sharon Hoefer is the Prevention Specialist with Voices Against Violence, a program that provides campus with tools to identify and interrupt violence, support survivors, and create a campus culture that values consent and healthy relationships. Sharon has conducted research and evaluation related to interpersonal violence, and has worked with survivors as a case manager and support group facilitator. In addition to violence prevention, her professional interests include sex education, intellectual and developmental disability, restorative justice, and program evaluation. In her free time, Sharon enjoys trivia, farmers’ markets, and dance and aerial arts.

Shavonne Coleman
Interactive Theatre Specialist

Shavonne serves as the interactive theatre specialist with Voices Against Violence (VAV).

Student Leaders - although not named individually here, VAV's work would not be possible without the countless number of student organizers, coordinators, members of class and the student org and all of our allies on campus. Students are an integral aspect of what VAV does and how we do it.

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SURVIVOR SERVICES

Crisis Line

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Advocacy

Safety Planning

Immediate Medical Options

Reporting Options

Referrals (on & off campus)

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ISSUES

Prevention

Consent

Healthy Relationships

Dating and Relationship Violence

Sexual Violence

Stalking

How to Help a Survivor


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