Director, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention, National Network for Safe Communities
Rachel Teicher is the Director of the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) at the National Network for Safe Communities. She is responsible for managing direct technical assistance and support for the National Network’s partner jurisdictions implementing strategies to reduce intimate partner violence. Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. Teicher worked as the Director of Strategic Coordination in the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Gender Based Violence, as well as the Director of Economic Empowerment. She helped develop new initiatives in concert with various community partners and was responsible for managing the agency’s four Self-Sufficiency programs focusing on a wide range of survivor concerns. While at the Mayor’s Office Ms. Teicher was also part of the administrative team that oversaw the Brooklyn Family Justice Center. Ms. Teicher also served as the Outreach Director in the Office of External Affairs at the New York City Department of Social Services where she developed and managed a new community outreach initiative launched in all five boroughs addressing issues of economic inequality, food insecurity, and emergency assistance. Ms. Teicher previously worked with STEPS to End Family Violence and Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program. Ms. Teicher holds a JD from Hofstra Law School, a MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and a BA in Sociology from Haverford College.