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Wendy Ivy

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Wendy Ivy is the Director of Outreach & Community Services for the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in Gurnee Illinois. Wendy has been at the center for 14 years and has worked in social service for 30 years. Prior to her work with the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, she worked alongside people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives for 16 years. Currently she sits on the core committee of the Lake County Sexual Assault Coordinating Council, Chairs the Lake County Illinois Imagines committee, Chairs the Lake County SANE/SART Task Force and Chairs the Erin’s Law training committee and their newly developed networking group. Wendy has developed a number of strong partnerships with both area school leaders and agencies serving survivors of sexual assault. She has brought these resources together, leading them in the first and only Erin’s Law conference in Illinois. Wendy has also used her training and leadership to equip volunteers, interns and staff in the area of prevention, to maximize our efforts in schools and the community regarding education and awareness. Currently Wendy has further addressed the Erin’s Law mandate by creating a networking group and resources website for school personnel. Chairing this collaborative, she hopes to broaden the works scope for youth, parents and each other.