Director Cindy Dryer, the newly appointed Director of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women addressed the Department’s 2008 Campus Institute, hosted by CALCASA, on Thursday.
Director Dryer welcomed the new Department of Justice (DOJ) Campus grantees as well as noted the inaugural meeting the Campus Flagship Program, which identified exemplary university systems in Iowa, Oklahoma, Porto Rico and notably the University of California system in California.
Director Dryer reiterated the importance of the Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus program in the DOJ’s offerings. She also expressed her desire to continue to raise visibility around violence against women issues and spoke about her background as a prosecutor in the sex crimes unit in Texas. Director Dryer indicated that her work as a prosecutor informed and inspired her deep commitment to violence against women issues.
CALCASA was pleased that Director Dryer could attend the Campus Institute and meet the outstanding group of grantees that are involved in the program. CALCASA looks forward to working with Director Dryer.