Hanley Promoted to Executive Director at LAWS

Judith A. Hanley has been named the new executive director of the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.

Hanley has served in the post as an interim director since July, after Nicole Acosta stepped down to become the domestic violence coordinator for Fairfax County’s Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Since 2007, Hanley has been the director of the CAC, a public/private partnership among Loudoun County agencies and organizations dedicated to child victims of abuse and/or neglect and a program of LAWS. Prior to that, she worked at INMED Partnerships for Children in Sterling for six years, as an instructor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Human Development, and as a consultant at Donna D. Klagholz & Associates.

LAWS Chairwoman Cynthia Jennings said Hanley will continue to direct the CAC operations in her new position. “The Board realized that we had an ideal individual who knew LAWS, had a passion for the work we do, but also had a vision where we needed to go next,” Jennings stated in announcing the selection. “It was an easy decision and one we are happy to share with the community.”

LAWS, also known as Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, was chartered with the mission to serve adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to empower, inform and advocate for adults and children; to educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault; and to work towards the elimination of personal and societal violence.    Learn more at lcsj.org.

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