Summit Speaker Announcement: CHRISTI HURT

The 2021 North Carolina Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Academy

Summit Speaker Announcement: CHRISTI HURT

We are delighted to announce Christi Hurt as a presenter for the 2021 NC Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Summit!

Christi Hurt currently serves as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Margolis Healy, a safety consulting group that focuses on institutions of higher education.  Prior to joining Margolis Healy, Christi was Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she worked across campus to support student success and promote safety. Previously, she served as the Director of the Carolina Women’s Center and was the University’s first full-time Title IX Coordinator. She led the Task Force that renovated the University’s sexual assault and harassment policy and response system. Prior to coming to UNC, Christi worked for 20 years in nonprofit organizations including the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project to eliminate all forms of interpersonal violence. She has worked at the local, state, and national level to bring communities together to address child sexual abuse prevention, sex offender management, and comprehensive victim services. She loves bringing diverse groups together to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks and believes that most community-wide problems can be solved when communities have the opportunity to fully engage in the solution development process.

She holds a Master in Public Administration from UNC’s School of Government and is hoping to complete her Doctorate in Public Health in 2021 at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Presentation Title: The Other Side of the Same Coin: A Conversation about Those Who Cause Harm

Presentation Description: Emerging research about adults and adolescents who have committed a sexual offense has clearly shown the diversity of this group – differences in behaviors, in motivations, and in cognitive understanding.  Similar to the nuanced remedies that survivors need, understanding the differences in those who commit sexual harm can help to expand the types of remedies practitioners can seek for survivors. A conversation with Joan Tabachnick, nationally recognized for her work in preventing the perpetration of sexual violence, and Christi Hurt, a long-time survivor advocate and community safety consultant, will address the commonalities of these two seemingly divergent points of view, as well as the stark differences.  By doing so, we hope to uncover a wider range of opportunities for justice and accountability for those impacted by sexual harm, their families, and their communities.



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