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REACH Beyond Domestic Violence to Honor Lasell Professor

May 26, 2016

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, a Waltham-based domestic violence service agency, will honor Assistant Professor of Justice Studies Karin Raye for her service and advocacy work in the community around domestic violence prevention.

Raye will receive a Voice for Justice Award at the organization's annual meeting on June 1.

"This award is well-deserved for her work in this field, and for all she has done to advance Lasell community awareness of and activism around domestic and relationship violence," said Jim Ostrow, Lasell's Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The event will also feature a panel discussion entitled Supporting the young people in our lives: Addressing relationship violence on college campuses. Raye will speak as part of the panel discussion along with:

• Jacqueline Anchondo, Director of Title IX Compliance and Title IX Coordinator at Mount Ida College
• Ashleigh Hala, Associate Director of Wellness and Director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Service at Babson College

REACH began in 1981 as the Waltham Battered Women Support Committee, Inc., founded by a committed group of volunteers who saw the need for domestic violence services in the western suburbs of Boston. It changed its name to REACH - an acronym for Refuge, Education, Advocacy, and Change - in 2004 to better reflect the organization's inclusive approach.