Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director
Since taking this position 18 years ago, she has overseen the implementation of several model projects and initiatives at MSCFV including the Transitional Program, which now includes a Transitional House, Lethality Assessment Program, implemented with 23 law enforcement agencies and Bi-Lingual Outreach Project. During her 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. Crisis intervention services continue to be the centerpiece of MSCFV programs which they provide through a crisis shelter and outreach offices.
Prior to taking this position, Ms. Yeager was the Domestic Violence Coordinator at MSCFV where she worked in the five counties implementing systems reforms and implementing policies and procedures within community agencies to ensure a coordinated response when victims sought help.
In the early 1990’s she became the Executive Director of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She was actively involved in lobbying for the first Violence Against Women Act and worked with Arizona domestic violence programs to create the infrastructure for an effective Coalition. She moved back home to Maryland and became the Executive Director of a Transitional shelter for women and children survivors of domestic violence. In 1994 she became the Community Education Coordinator for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence where she worked with law enforcement, 911 dispatchers and State’s Attorneys to create and implement the “Pro-Prosecution Project”.
In 2007 the Governor appointed Ms. Yeager to the Maryland State Board of Victim Services and The Governor’s Family Violence Council. She was also a board member for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.
Ms. Yeager was named “Woman 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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