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Juan Carlos Areán is the director of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Since 1991, he has worked to engage men across different cultures to become better fathers, intimate partners, and allies to end domestic violence and achieve gender equity. Previously, he worked at Futures Without Violence, the Men's Resource Center for Change, and Harvard University.
Juan Carlos is the lead developer of Fathering After Violence, a Futures Without Violence Initiative, and coproducer of the groundbreaking documentary Something my Father Would Do. He is coauthor of various articles, curricula, and educational tools for men, including Working With Fathers in Batterer Intervention Programs (Oxford University Press) and Fathering After Violence: Enhancing Safety for Women and Children Post Separation (FWV). He is a founding member of the United Nations Network of Men Leaders to combat violence against women created by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Mr. Areán is an active trainer who has led hundreds of workshops and presentations throughout the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, as well as in Europe, Asia, the U.S. Congress, the Organization of American States, and the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
As Vice President of Public Policy at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Paulette Sullivan Moore directs NNEDV’s work with Congress and the Obama-Biden Administration to support, implement and fund laws, policies and programs that promote safety for victims of domestic violence and accountability for perpetrators.
Before joining NNEDV in 2011, Ms. Moore served as the Director of Policy at the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 10 years, where her passion for eradicating domestic violence was evident in her work with legislators, policy makers, and numerous community partners. During her time at the Coalition, Ms. Moore worked with allies to craft effective legislation and policies benefiting victims and survivors, trained advocates, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement on domestic violence laws and policies, and provided technical assistance to a wide range of advocates and community members on issues including protection orders, the judicial system, housing, confidentiality, and domestic violence and the faith community.
As a longtime member of DCADV’s Women of Color Task Force, Paulette has been the leader of many of its training and outreach events for both survivors and those faith-based organizations to whom they turn for assistance and support.
A member of the Delaware State Bar Association since 1977 and the first African American woman to pass the bar in the state of Delaware, Ms. Moore has served as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a county elected official, and a volunteer attorney guardian ad litem. Ms. Moore is admitted to practice before the Delaware Supreme Court, the Delaware District Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. We are honored to present her with the 2013 Vision of Peace Award.
Juan Rodriguez, the Men’s Program Coordinator and a domestic violence counselor in the Turning Point program at People’s Place, has been a committed domestic violence advocate for 25 years. He established and facilitated men’s groups to combat domestic violence in New York and Texas and then as a volunteer in the Vaughn Correctional Center’s Pre-Release Program. Hired as the first counselor at Turning Point 19 years ago, Mr. Rodriguez has been instrumental in developing the program’s services and helping to ensure that victims’ voices inform the work of this intervention program that serves Kent and Sussex Counties. He facilitates men’s groups in both English and Spanish and trains other facilitators. He has been a vigorous victims’ advocate, serving as a Spanish translator for survivors and helping domestic violence advocates better understand offender behavior and ultimately the challenges faced by the women and children they serve.
Mr. Rodriguez is currently a member of DCADV’s Delaware MEN (Men’s Education Network) and has written articles about domestic violence for the Spanish newspaper El Tiempo Hispano. He has also given numerous presentations at schools, churches, Wilmington University, and the University of Delaware. We are honored to present him with the 2013 Spirit of Advocacy Award.
Since 2010, BlackRock has increasingly become a strong corporate advocate for preventing and ending domestic violence in Delaware. BlackRock’s employee-run Delaware Gives Committee is committed to impacting the lives of survivors and the individuals and organizations who serve them. The company has provided financial support for economic justice initiatives including financial literacy training and match savings funds for survivors, and for social change and primary prevention activities, including efforts to educate and engage male leaders and to build skills for teachers and other youth educators to promote healthy relationships to middle and high school students. In addition, they have provided funding for multiple public awareness efforts.
BlackRock has provided numerous opportunities for employees in its Delaware offices to learn about the issue of domestic violence by inviting DCADV staff to host resource tables and facilitate discussions with employees and by encouraging BlackRock employees to volunteer for and attend educational activities and public awareness events on company time.
BlackRock’s leadership has become actively engaged: Human Resource Manager Dave Bolz serves on both DCADV’s Board of Directors and Prevention and Social Change Committee, and several other employees provide volunteer support to DCADV’s Communications and Development Committee and for special events.
By integrating the mission of addressing domestic violence broadly throughout the company, BlackRock has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making a difference in the communities in which their employees and clients live and work. We are honored to present them with the 2013 Corporate Citizenship Award.