Judith Hanley, executive director of Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, has been named a 2018 Ally in Prevention by SCAN of Northern Virginia.
NBC4’s Leon Harris presented the 16th annual Ally in Prevention Awards at a luncheon April 6.
Hanley has led two of the largest agencies serving at-risk families in Loudoun County—the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center and, now, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). She’s worked to grow the agencies’ teams and provide them with the most up-to-date training and trauma-informed knowledge, as well as fundamental values that are child-centered and compassionate. Almost all of her nominators commented on Judy’s “fearlessness” in her work when it comes to doing what is best for children.
“I am most proud of the increased collaboration and communication among all investigative, prosecution, and treatment providers in Loudoun who serve children who have been abused,” Hanley said of her work in Loudoun. “I consider it one of my greatest achievements.”