March 9, 2021: A note from Tracy Schott, host, Voices4Change Radio — On today’s episode of our weekly Voices4Change show, we celebrate International Women’s Day with Kelsey McKay, CEO of RESPOND Against Violence — an important training and consulting organization in the fight to end domestic abuse.
Our topic today: Leading the Change by Mentoring and Collaborating
About Kelsey: A highly recognized national expert on criminal asphyxiation in the context of sexual and interpersonal violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. She is also the president and CEO of RESPOND Against Violence, an organization that integrates the experience of individuals, communities, and systems to improve the collective response to violence and trauma.
“After decades of work on the front lines, RESPOND was established to fill identified gaps in the system that impede justice, healing, and advancement of reform,” says the former prosecutor in Travis County, Texas, who worked exclusively to prosecute strangulation related crimes. “We are committed to providing tools to assist practitioners and facilitate a survivor’s experience with the systems designed to protect them.”