DENVER (Feb. 24, 2009) – The University of Colorado Denver's Center on Domestic Violence in the School of Public Affairs has hired two key positions to implement the new Auraria Campus Safety Initiative. Lisa Ingarfield and Aneesha Bharwani join the Center in March. Ingarfield joins UC Denver ater serving three years as Program Director for the Gender Violence and Education and Support Services at the University of Denver. She will organize policy and procedure development efforts as well as awareness and prevention campaigns. Bharwani most recently has worked as a victim advocate and volunteer coordinator for the Victim Outreach Information program in Golden, Colo. She will coordinate direct victim services.
The Auraria Campus Safety Iniative is a partnership with the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College and the Community College of Denver to develop a program for prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on the Downtown and Auraria campus. The three-year project is funded by a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Funds also will be used to help law enforcement officials apprehend and prosecute offenders. Auraria is the largest campus in the state with more than 43,000 students.
The University of Colorado Denver is located on the Downtown Denver Campus and on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., and offers more than 100 degrees and programs in 13 schools and colleges, serving more than 28,000 students in Metro Denver and online.
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