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Bill Mitchell
Jennifer Gregory
Jessica Merz
Lean In NJ: Igniting Change In How We Face Domestic Violence
Robin Hughes
Jeralyn Lawrence
Lean In NJ: Igniting Change In How We Face Domestic Violence
The Halo App
Ayesha Hamilton
Heather Glogolich
Ilsy Hoo

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Sheri Kurdakul, Conference Host
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8:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hear from Cynthya Hale, Founder of the International Domestic Violence Rally, Ilsy Hoo, Miss New Jersey for America, and Taylor Simpson, CEO of The Halo App

Casey Gwinn

Casey Gwinn, Alliance for HOPE International
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HOPE Rising Book Cover9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Camp HOPE For Kids and Why HOPE is So Vital.

HOPE Rising – How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life (Purchase Link)

Camp HOPE America

Goodnight, MoonbrightAround the world as the MoonBright travels, animals answer the question from continent-to-continent that we should all be asking each other every day, “Where did you see hope today?” The book includes a quick tutorial in the back for parents about the science of hope.

Goodnight MoonBright (Purchase Link)

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell, When Dating Hurts
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When Dating Hurts Book10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
“When Dating Hurts” The Signs Parents and Friends Should Not Ignore

BILL MITCHELL – When Dating Hurts (Book Flyer)

When Dating Hurts Website (Book Purchase Option)

Heather Glogolich

Heather Glogolich, Lieutenant, Morris Twp., NJ
Law Enforcement Advisor to VictimsVoice
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10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Law Enforcement. What Can and Can’t They Do?

Justice Panel

Robin Hughes, JBWS
Jeralyn Lawrence, Lawrence Law
Michael Mennuti, Mercer Co. Prosecutor’s Office
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Domestic Violence Resources During Covid11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Are Domestic Violence Cases Handled From a Justice Perspective

Resources for Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19: Where to turn in New Jersey for support and help during the pandemic
BY Jeralyn Lawrence Published:  in NJ Family Magazine

Danielle Francois

Danielle Francois, Essex Co. Justice Center
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Strangulation Poster12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Strangulation: What Does That Really Mean?


VictimsVoice Strangulation Brochure (Pediatric)

VictimsVoice Facts of Strangulation Español

For more information, resources, and support, please visit the Essex County Family Justice Center

Sheri Kurdakul

Sheri Kurdakul, VictimsVoice
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1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Considerations When Recommending Technology For Victims

Is your organization or agency considering technology tools? Use our free evaluation tool when interviewing so you’re sure to know all the right questions to ask. You’ll receive an assessment score email for each evaluation completed to use in making your final decision.

Jennifer Gregory

Jennifer Gregory, St. Huberts Animal Welfare Ctr.
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St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
What It Looks Like When Pets Need To Escape Too


Ayesha Hamilton & Glen Wilson

Ayesha Hamilton, Hamilton Law
Glen Wilson II, SPHR SHRM-SCP, Internet Creations
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2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Legal and Safety Considerations When Domestic Violence Comes To Work

Nancy Phillips

Nancy Phillips, Middle School Teacher
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3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
When Domestic Violence Is Suspected In Middle School

Ilsy Hoo

Ilsy Hoo, Miss New Jersey of America and American Express
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4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
“I Have To Pay Alimony To My Abuser?!?” Why Legislation Is Important

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Sheri Kurdakul, Conference Host

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Presented by Sheri Kurdakul, Host and CEO of VictimsVoice

Sprinters: Accelerating Female Entrepreneurs Since 2015

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Global Mentor Network
Taylor Simpson

Taylor Simpson, The Halo App
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The Halo App

The Halo App is a private, peer lending community where Borrowers request up to $1,000 from Backers instead of banks or payday loan centers.

Founded in 2015, The Halo App uses proprietary technology and alternative risk scoring models to evaluate the financial health and trustworthiness of users to provide a safe environment where Backing and Borrowing can exist. Through The Halo App platform, thousands of people have discovered a new form of financial freedom. Schedule a Welcome Call with us to join our growing community.

Please visit our website at

For more information, please contact:
Founder/CEO, Taylor Simpson,

Note to editors:
For more information, news, and perspectives from The Halo App, please visit Halo’s News Center.


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