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Varsha N., JD
 
Varsha serves as an independent training consultant and has been a guest speaker at non-profit organizations, agencies, and universities throughout the nation addressing a wide variety of topics including diversity, cross-cultural communication, domestic violence and sexual assault. She is well-experienced in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in a variety of settings, including survivors from diverse socio-economic cultural backgrounds and inmate survivors of sexual assault. Varsha has provided and directed the training of advocates and staff in skills and knowledge related to the support of survivors. Varsha has developed programs to broaden services provided by rape crisis centers, to improve protocol for advocates working on national crisis helplines and in-person hospital advocacy, and to address unique challenges, such as how to manage abusive callers. In the past, she has also assisted with guardian ad litem and political asylum cases. Her work experiences include serving diverse immigrant populations from Somalia, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Russia, and many more. Varsha received her BA from Columbia University in New York and later received her JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Varsha enjoys serving on the LAPD DNA Taskforce and the executive board of End Violence Against Women International, committed to educating those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims, and holding perpetrators accountable.
 
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