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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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January 09th 2012:A Safe and Happy Childhood for All: Meet Michele Booth Cole, Executive Director, Safe Shores -- The DC Children's Advocacy Center

As the recent Penn State scandal reminds us, child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic around the world. In the U.S., a shocking one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before their eighteenth birthdays. Meet Michele Booth Cole, Executive Director of Safe Shores -- The DC Children's Advocacy Center, an organization dedicated to working directly with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in Washington, D.C. From the front lines, Michele has developed her own urgent and compelling vision of a society in which children are safe -- and adults act as a community to keep them

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Michele Booth Cole

Michele Booth Cole, executive director of Safe Shores -- The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, leads a collaborative effort to provide intervention, hope and healing for child victims of abuse and witnesses to violence. Michele has raised awareness about child abuse and ways to prevent crimes against children. She has been a commentator on WAMU and a guest on WHUR’s The Daily Drum. Additionally, her opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post blog TheRootDC and in The Washington Informer. In 2011, Essence magazine named Michele a “true leader”; the Washingtonian magazine named her a 2009 Washingtonian of the Year; the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation honored her with a 2007 Exponen
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