The University of Colorado Denver’s Center on Domestic Violence in the School of Public Affairs has hired two key positions to implement the new Auraria Campus Safety Initiative. Lisa Ingarfield and Aneesha Bharwani join the Center in March. Ingarfield joins CU Denver ater serving three years as Program Director for the Gender Violence and Education and Support Services at the University of Denver. She will organize policy and procedure development efforts as well as awareness and prevention campaigns. Bharwani most recently has worked as a victim advocate and volunteer coordinator for the Victim Outreach Information program in Golden, Colo. She will coordinate direct victim services.
The Auraria Campus Safety Iniative is a partnership with the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College and the Community College of Denver to develop a program for prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on the Downtown and Auraria campus. The three-year project is funded by a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Funds also will be used to help law enforcement officials apprehend and prosecute offenders. Auraria is the largest campus in the state with more than 43,000 students.