Chelsea Ocon is a Field Advisor for the National Network for Safe Communities. Ms. Ocon provides direct strategic advising to partner cities across the country on the implementation of IPVI, managing the process of law enforcement data collection and analysis and assisting site leadership in organizing direct communication with survivors of intimate partner violence and individual offenders.
Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. Ocon worked at the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence. She helped plan, coordinate, and facilitate the execution of multi-agency and independent outreach events in NYCHA housing developments throughout the five boroughs and their surrounding communities as part of a city-wide mayoral initiative, and facilitated trainings for various community partners and city agencies regarding intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and human sex trafficking. She also worked as an intern and a hotline specialist at The Retreat, an organization that provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Eastern Long Island.
Ms. Ocon holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn College, and an M.P.A. from Baruch College with a concentration on Policy and Evaluation. Ms. Ocon is also a certified vinyasa yoga instructor, with her own practice informed by the Ashtanga lineage.