Abbie Tuller is a doctoral student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York focusing on Policy, Oversight and Administration in Criminal Justice. Formally, she was the Senior Director of Domestic Violence Special Programs and Tier II Shelter at Urban Resource Institute. Her position entailed overseeing all special programming available to survivors residing in URI’s domestic violence shelters including the People and Animals Living Safely Program (PALS), Working Internship Network (WIN) and URI’s Manhattan Family Justice Center Initiative (MFJC). In addition, Ms. Tuller oversaw URI’s domestic violence tier II shelter programming. Ms. Tuller also worked at URI from 2008-2011 as a senior evaluation associate, monitoring the progress of all evaluation and quality assurance initiatives. Before returning to URI in 2015, she was the executive director of the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence. Ms. Tuller has established herself as an expert in the field of domestic violence, speaking at various conferences including the American Society of Criminology and the American Psychology-Law Society; publishing an entry on Dating Violence in the Encyclopedia of Victimology; and winning an award for outstanding student submission from the American Psychology and Legal Society while pursuing her masters. Ms. Tuller is a licensed mental health counselor and certified rape crisis counselor in private practice.