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Dr. Ludy Green

2007 Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Dr. Ludy Green | Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services
Second Chance Employment Services
Washington, DC

Ludy Green, Ph.D, is President and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services (SCES), a not-for-profit organization serving financially at-risk women with free training and employment placement services in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. SCES is a no-fee placement agency that connects victims of domestic violence with human resource professionals in an innovative effort to find them employment with full health benefits. 

SCES offers its clients résumé building assistance, job training, interview skills coaching, and access to potential employers who will give them serious employment consideration. Additionally, SCES provides traditional victim services as well as nontraditional services such as financial support for facial reconstructive surgery for women entering the workforce who have been badly scarred by their abuser. 

Since SCES was founded in 2000, it has served more than 1,600 domestic violence victims, including assisting 1,200 domestic violence victims with direct and referral services and 400 domestic violence survivors who found employment. Success of SCES clients validates the fact that victims of long-term abuse can successfully rebuild their lives and become financially secure. 

In 2006, Dr. Green was appointed Commissioner for the Advisory Council on Domestic Violence Against Women by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. 

Dr. Ludy Green was nominated by Barbara Friedman, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.