Fatma Zahra is Associate Director of the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention at The National Network for Safe Communities. She brings knowledge and experience to guide work on issues related to domestic and sexual violence.
Before starting at the National Network for Safe Communities, Fatma served 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. Before 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 survivors residing in the New York metropolitan area.
Fatma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Gender Studies from Coe College and a 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.