Loren Linscott is the Director for the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. He has invested the last seventeen years of his career towards shaping policy, strategies, and designing programs to address interpersonal violence. Mr. Linscott has worked in a multitude of diverse community settings such as high schools, military installations throughout the world, family protection units in Iraq, and both urban and rural areas in multiple locations around the United States. He has used innovative methods such as original productions of theatrical-based performances, a feature-length film, a 375 page graphic novel, survivor-centered trauma healing groups, and interactive group-based discussions to engage community members in preventing and responding to teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and gender-based violence. Mr. Linscott has implemented these programs for several non-profit organizations, the U.S. Department of State, and most recently the Secretary of the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office in Washington D.C.
In addition to program development and evaluation, Mr. Linscott has over ten years of experience providing direct services to individuals who have endured sexual assault and intimate partner violence. He has served as a domestic violence victim advocate, sexual assault response team member, domestic violence shelter worker, and social services case manager.
Mr. Linscott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University, Master of Science in Criminology from Northern Arizona University, and has completed his coursework towards his Doctorate degree in Criminology.