Panel Discussion: Talking Through the Reporting Gap

On March 13, 2015, SPA co-hosted a panel discussion with Breaking Silence, a nonprofit that engages and inspires communities to take action and recognize their responsibility for the impact interpersonal violence has on our culture. Panelists brought a wide range of professional backgrounds to the discussion, along with many years of experience working in the field.

Panelists included:

  • Carl Blake, Psy.D., is the Sex Offense Specific and Assessment Services Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Corrections. He has worked with juveniles and juveniles who have committed sexual offenses for over 17 years.
  • Jennifer Duncan holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and has worked in the criminal justice field for 13 years. For the last 8 years she has supervised offenders released from prison onto parole and for 7 of those years has specialized in sex offender supervision.
  • Katie Lykins has been working in the criminal justice system in some capacity for about 6 years now. She is currently an active board member for COSA and has become an Associate Level Treatment Provider through the Sex Offender Management Board.
  • Karen Moldovan is the Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Since joining CCASA in 2009, she has worked on numerous legislative efforts regarding response to sexual violence in Colorado.
  • Callie Rennison, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Associate Professor, and MCJ Program Director at SPA. Her areas of research include the nature, extent, and consequences of violent victimization with an emphasis on research methodology, quantitative analysis, and measurement, especially in regards to the National Crime Victimization Survey.
  • Angel Weant has been working in the criminal justice system for 18 years. Angel was a probation officer in the 1st Judicial District Colorado for 10 years and worked with adult sex offenders for 7 years. She has been with the Division of Probation Services, State Court Administrator’s Office, since 2007. Angel has been in her current position as a Probation Analyst since 2010.
  • Alane Holsteen began working with victims of domestic violence in 1990 at the Denver City and County Domestic Violence Unit while studying at the University of Colorado for her degree in Women’s Studies. Alane continues to work as a Victim Specialist in Jefferson County in the Special Victims Unit for all crimes against children cases, including sex assaults, physical abuse, homicides, sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

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