Field Advisor, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention
Chelsea Ocon is a Field Advisor at the National Network for Safe Communities, providing direct strategic advising to jurisdictions across the world implementing strategies to reduce gun violence and intimate partner violence with a focus on enhancing systems-based legitimacy through procedural justice. Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. Ocon worked at the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, where her primary focus was executing a mass public education campaign– centering specifically on intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and human sex trafficking– throughout New York City Housing Authority developments within the five boroughs and their surrounding communities. Over the course of her career, Ms. Ocon has facilitated hundreds of trainings for various community partners, systems-based agencies, and members of law enforcement. Ms. Ocon has also worked as a hotline specialist at The Retreat, an organization in Eastern Long Island that provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Ms. Ocon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College with a concentration in Policy and Evaluation. Her general areas of interest and study primarily focus on the intersections of gender, human rights, and public health policy — specializing in interventions geared towards reducing recidivism among individuals who commit acts of interpersonal violence.