Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
Charity Hope joined Vera in July 2008 as a Senior Program Associate for the Accessing Safety Initiative. She became project director in October 2011. Prior to joining Vera, Charity worked as a director for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) in Kansas City, MO. While at MOCSA, Charity served as the project director for the Safety First Initiative--a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on enhancing the capacity of service providers and improving the coordination of supports and services for women with disabilities who are victims/survivors of violence. Before her work at MOCSA, Charity spent 10 years as a program manager at SAVE Inc., Kansas City's housing provider for people with HIV/AIDS. Charity has a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in organizational behavior from the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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