On April 29, the New York State Crime Victims Board (CVB) announced the confirmation of Mary Haviland '94 as a commissioner of the CVB. Haviland will serve a seven-year term on the five-member board.

In 1987, Haviland founded the Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform for Battered Women, the first New York City group to advocate for criminal justice reforms in domestic violence. She was a founder and co-executive director of CONNECT, a domestic violence organization that focuses on early intervention and prevention as methods for ending family violence. Haviland was most recently the director of grants and public policy at the New York City affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure from 2007 to 2009.

The CVB was established in 1966 as an independent agency to provide compensation and other services to victims of crime.

Posted May 5, 2010