Online Discussion: Using Social Media To Assist Crime Victims
On May 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Cindy Southworth on using social media to assist crime victims. Ms. Southworth is the Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), where she leads the network’s communications, development, technology, and international efforts. She has spent the past 13 years focusing on how technology can be used to increase victim safety and how stalkers can be held accountable for their misuse of technology. Ms. Southworth joined NNEDV in 2002, when she founded the Safety Net Project to address all aspects of technology as they relate to violence against women. The Safety Net Team works with private industry, state and federal agencies, and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in the digital age. As part of that effort, it is one of five organizations on the Facebook Safety Advisory Board.