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Thomas Richards to Retire from Rise Management - (7/5/2018)

Tom Richards has been involved with Rise from its beginning in 1979, first as an Endicott Police Officer, then as a member on the Board of Directors, and later as Assistant Executive Director.  During his 7 years as Assistant Executive Director, Tom was responsible for modernizing the agency's technology and overseeing the advocacy program.  On July 6 Tom will be retiring, and hopes to spend more time golfing and visiting his three daughters and grandchildren.

Rebecca Staudt will be succeeding him as Manager of Advocacy Services.  Becca joined Rise in 2013 and has worked in both the shelter and advocacy programs.  Most recently she was an Advocate stationed at Child Protective Services.  Becca has a Master's degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from SUNY Brockport.

The Rise staff and Board of Directors thank Tom for his years of dedication to the agency and wish him a happy and restful well-deserved retirement.  We also offer our congratulations to Becca!

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What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv