Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director
Mrs. Yeager has been involved in addressing domestic violence at a local, state and federal level for over 25 years. Mrs. Yeager is the Executive Director for the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) where she is responsible for the day to day operations of a comprehensive domestic violence program serving five rural counties located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Since taking this position 20 years ago, she has overseen the implementation of several model projects and initiatives at MSCFV including the Transitional Housing Program, Mental Health Therapy Program, Lethality Assessment Program, Bilingual Program, Housing and Employment Program and Abuser Intervention Program.
Also, during Mrs. Yeager’s tenure as Executive Director, the Legal Program has expanded to include providing attorneys to represent clients in Final Protective Order hearings and the expansion of legal representation in divorce and custody cases. The provision of emergency crisis services, including shelter bed nights and 24 hour hotline, continue as the centerpiece of MSCFV programs. Case Managers provide on-going supportive and advocacy services to help clients throughout their journey from crisis to self-sufficiency.
In 2017, Mrs. Yeager provided the leadership to implement the Economic Empowerment Project at MSCFV to address the multiple legal barriers victims face when leaving abusive relationships. MSCFV is the lead agency in this partnership project with CASA, located in Western, MD. MSCFV also partnered with House of Ruth, MD (HRM), in a project to train Comprehensive Domestic Violence Programs in Maryland about an Outcome Based Measuring Success model which has been implemented at MSCFV and HRM. Also in 2017, MSCFV partnered with Washington College’s Geographic Information System (GIS) to implement an innovative mapping project. The project, which also included focus groups with rural clients, will result in evidence based programming which addresses the unique social barriers rural victims of domestic violence face.
For nine years, Ms. Yeager has served as a Governor’s appointment to the Maryland State Board of Victim Services and for over ten years she has served on the Governor’s Family Violence Council. In 2017, Ms. Yeager was appointed Chair of the Family Violence Council by Governor Hogan. Ms. Yeager was named to the “Women of the Year” in 2009 by United Democratic Women’s Club of Talbot County, in 2006 and 2008 she was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record. In 2006 she also received the Henry Gleim Memorial Award from the Maryland Board of Victim Services. Other recognition includes a Governor’s “Victim Services Award”, Family Violence Council “Outstanding Achievement Award”, a Citation from the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs and a Certificate of Recognition from the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. In 2001, Mid-Shore Council received the “Community” Shore Leadership Award and in 2006 the “PeaceMaker Award” for its regional efforts.
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