Kelly Dunne

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc.

Kelly Dunne, Chief of Operations of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Massachusetts, has focused her work on analyzing the response systems created to protect victims and hold offenders accountable. In 2002, after a tragic domestic violence homicide/suicide of one of her clients, Kelly created the nationally acclaimed Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model (DVHRT). The DVHRT model has received the Mary Byron Celebrating Solutions Award, the National Network to End Domestic Violence Spirit of Advocacy Award, and was highlighted as a promising practice in Vice President Biden's speech marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2010. The model has been replicated in 25 communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in several other states. Kelly provides national technical assistance and training to communities to replicate the DVHRT.