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  • 30 years of experience in the field of violence against women
  • Acclaimed speaker, consultant and trainer in the U.S. and internationally
  • Well-known authority on domestic violence and related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Founder of hospital DV crisis response team, transitional shelter, advocacy groups and multiple training programs
  • Research co-investigator, project director and trauma therapist on studies at National Center for PTSD
  • Site coordinator for Lily Endowment-funded RAVE project (Religion and Violence E-learning)
  • Expert witness in criminal and civil cases
  • Specialty areas: Best practices for serving victims of DV; Identifying, assessing and referring victims of abuse; building collaborations and community partnerships; training in DV prevention and intervention; cross-training in traumatology, mental health, PTSD, substance abuse; dome stic violence and the church; human trafficking


"Julie's resources are extensive, her passion is undeniable, and her pursuit for justice is relentless. Julie is a good person to know when you need help; and she is always there when it matters most."

— Yvonne McJetters, M.Div, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist-Veteran (CPSS-V); U.S. Military Veteran & Consultant

"One of North America's most knowledgeable, dynamic and passionate advocates for women and children victimized by family violence."

— Dr. Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Sociology Instructor University of New Brunswick



Julie was honored to be asked to contribute a chapter to the recently released book, The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty and Strength. It reached Amazon's #1 bestseller list in two categories, Mid-life Management books, and Christian Inspirational books. The book has also received 5 star rating reviews on Amazon. 

Edited by the award-winning writer Lesley Leyland Fields, the book features essays by 40 inspirational women writers including Brene Brown, Madeleine L'Engle, Ann Voskamp, Lauren Winner, Elisa Morgan, Kay Warren and others. For more information, or to purchase the book, CLICK HERE.


MelMagazine.com Interview: After XXXTentacion’s Death, We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Abusive Men
On June 20, Julie was interviewed by Tracy Moore for MEL Magazine. Don't miss this comprehensive, well written article analyzing why abuse can’t be explained away by a tragic past.  READ HERE

NPR On Point Podcast: The Complexities Behind Domestic Violence
Julie was recently interviewed on NPR's On Point radio program, along with Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, and Megan McArdle, opinion columnist for the Washington Post. LISTEN HERE

This is a May 2018 webinar with Julie, Dr. Riane Eisler and Rev. Dr. Ron Clark. The response was overwhelming. (Thank you the 1200+ registrants!) Participants from all over the world raised incisive questions that call for further conversation, so we reconvened our panel of anti-violence pioneers to move the dialog forward in a followup webinar on June 27. Julie will post this episode when it is available for viewing; check back soon.