Prior to joining the National Network for Safe Communities, Fatma Zahra worked as the Clinical Counseling Supervisor of the Witness Aid Services Unit at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. She oversaw a department to provide trauma-informed therapy and criminal justice advocacy to all crime victims, including survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Previous to this, Ms. Zahra served as Deputy Director of the Victim Services Unit at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where services to all crime victims were provided, including high risk domestic violence cases involving stalking and strangulation. In addition, Ms. Zahra worked as a Domestic Violence Program Advocate at Sakhi for South Asian Women where she provided culturally-specific support, services, and referrals to South Asian domestic violence survivors residing in the New York metropolitan area.
Ms. Zahra received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Gender Studies from Coe College and her Masters in Social Work degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work. She is also a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York.