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Freedom from Sexual Violence

CCASA Change Maker Jill McFadden

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About Jill

Jill McFadden has worked in the nonprofit community since 1983 and has been specifically involved in Colorado since 1992.   Since 1992 she has worked in the domestic violence and sexual assault fields in roles including but not limited to the Shelter Director with Alternatives to Family Violence, Out-Client Program Coordinator with Gateway Battered Women’s Services, Executive Director with Blue Bench (formally known as RAAP), the Program Manager for the Colorado Sex Offender Management Program, and from 1998-2003, the Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

During this time in Colorado Jill had the opportunity to sit on the V.A.W.A. Board (chair), V.O.C.A. Board, the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (chair), the Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Council with the Colorado Department of Public Safety and Environment, the Denver Sexual Assault Interagency Council, and continues to sit on and chair the Crime Victims Services Board with the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice. She also participated on numerous sexual assault task forces and committees.

Currently Jill enjoys keeping her “toes” in the work as the VAWA Grant Evaluator for the 1st Judicial District, Project Coordinator for Mental Health Partners in Boulder, and Board Chair for the Crime Victim Services Board. In the summer Jill is an LPGA Teaching Professional, teaching golf and enjoying every minute.   She shares her life with her wonderful partner of 23 years, Anne Tapp, the Executive Director of Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, and their ever-entertaining cat Ally.

Jill & CCASA

Jill’s experience as Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault proved to be one of the most rewarding of her professional career. Having the opportunity to work alongside of highly devoted and inspiring survivors, colleagues, and community professionals was at times both moving and motivating. Through these collaborations Jill truly enjoyed being a part of facilitating change through community education, membership development, state-wide collaboration, legislative initiatives, and public policy development.