30-minute virtual educational programs on issues related to intimate partner violence featuring the voices of survivors and experts,
and aimed at topic-specific target audiences
The webinars will be based at locations around the country, in partnership with local organizations, but available to anyone, anywhere.
Mary Claire has over forty five years of professional management
experience providing visionary leadership and optimizing individual and
organizational performance. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a
Masters of Social Work from Tulane University and a Masters of Business
Administration from the University of New Orleans. From 2003 to 2012
she served as the Director of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Services for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. In 2007 she
created the New Orleans Family Justice Center, a comprehensive victim
services center and since July of 2012 serves as its Executive Director under
the 501c3, the New Orleans Family Justice Alliance. In 2006 she served as
the President of the Louisiana Coalition Against
Domestic Violence and
currently serves on the Louisiana Domestic Violence Prevention
Commission created in 2014.
Dr. Rae Taylor joined the Loyola faculty in the fall of 2009 after completing her Ph.D. in
Sociology. Her research and teaching interests include intimate partner violence and other
violent crimes, societal and organizational responses to violent crime and social inequalities, as
well as issues pertaining to mass incarceration. She has been the recipient of the University
Faculty Senate Award for Research, the Marquette Research Fellowship, and the Ignatian
Faculty Fellowship. She has published her work in Violence Against Women, Homicide Studies,
and numerous other academic journals, books, and encyclopedias. She is a member of several
professional organizations, including the American Society of Criminology, the Homicide
Research Working Group, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,
where she regularly presents her research.Dr. Taylor's teaching and research are informed by her dedication to service in the community.
She is a member of the New Orleans Fatality Review Team and is a volunteer medical victim
advocate with the New Orleans Family Justice Center/University Medical Center. In addition,
she serves as an expert witness in local jurisdictions.