Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator update
In spring 2012, Binghamton University’s Sexual Assault Task Force recommended creating a confidential resource on campus to support advocacy to student victims. The task force also noted that sexual assault is along a spectrum of unhealthy interpersonal relations and found that preventative education about healthy relationships could help reduce incidences of sexual assault, thus enabling Binghamton University and its community to be a safer environment. In August, Jessica Krohn was hired as the University’s interpersonal violence prevention coordinator.
Jessica Krohn, a licensed social worker, was hired in August 2012 as the University’s Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator. Prior to working at Binghamton University, Krohn worked with perpetrators and survivors of family violence in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She also ran a housing program for those living with HIV/AIDS and worked to coordinate care across Broome, Tioga and Tompkins counties. She is an active member of the community, having served on the local YWCA and ACCORD, Center for Dispute Resolution boards of directors, and various other volunteer work focused on social change and equality.
Interpersonal violence prevention provides victim-centered information, referrals and advocacy to students, living on and off campus, who have questions about or have been a victim of interpersonal violence, which includes harassment (in person and online), stalking, bullying, relationship and/or dating violence, sexual coercion, assault and rape. Students interested in Krohn’s assistance, or who have questions, can contact her directly or be referred from an outside party or department. Krohn can be reached by e-mail at JKrohn@binghamton.edu, by phone at 607-777-3062 or in person at the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center, room 120, Dickinson side.
Interpersonal violence prevention uses a multisystemic, collaborative approach with the Binghamton University community and Krohn is also seeking people who are interested in helping her and the University address and prevent Interpersonal Violence across the Binghamton University community. Contact her directly for information on how you can help.