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File #: 18-6459    Version: 1 Name: HONORING VICKIE SMITH FOR DOMESTIC VIOKENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: Deer
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING VICKIE SMITH FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH WHEREAS, Vickie Smith is the Executive Director of Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), an organization she served since 1988; and WHEREAS, Ms. Smith began her work in the battered women's movement over 35 years ago by providing direct services to survivors of domestic violence and helped open a non-residential crisis intervention program, first serving on the Board of Directors and then serving as the first non-paid director; and WHEREAS, During her tenure at ICADV, Ms. Smith gained extensive experience working with local domestic violence programs throughout Illinois, providing technical assistance on a variety of issues agencies were facing; and WHEREAS, Ms. Smith worked with the state legislatures as well as several state agencies in developing laws and procedures to further the state's response to domestic violence. She also participated in a number of collaborative effo...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING VICKIE SMITH FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

WHEREAS, Vickie Smith is the Executive Director of Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), an organization she served since 1988; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Smith began her work in the battered women's movement over 35 years ago by providing direct services to survivors of domestic violence and helped open a non-residential crisis intervention program, first serving on the Board of Directors and then serving as the first non-paid director; and

WHEREAS, During her tenure at ICADV, Ms. Smith gained extensive experience working with local domestic violence programs throughout Illinois, providing technical assistance on a variety of issues agencies were facing; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Smith worked with the state legislatures as well as several state agencies in developing laws and procedures to further the state's response to domestic violence. She also participated in a number of collaborative efforts that developed protocols and curricula to benefit battered women and their children in Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Smith has done work in the battered women's movement on a national level including being a founding Board Member of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, a national advocacy agency located in Washington D.C.; and

WHEREAS, During the development of the National Network, Ms. Smith worked with other state and national advocates on drafting the historic 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which has had a significant impact on services for battered women; and

WHEREAS, In May, 1999 she relocated to Texas where she joined the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence and participated in technical assistance and training all over the United States; and

WHEREAS, Vickie Smith is a true beacon of hope as a champion for Domestic Violence victims and survivors she has served for over 35 years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that President Toni Preckwinkle ...

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