Second-year student Karina B. Silver, an intern with the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance, says alum Sara Mooren’s earlier work there as a intern prompted the office to request another La Follette School student.
Mooren, a 2004 graduate, is now with the Children’s Trust Fund, implementing the federal grant she worked on at the OJA. She manages two programs that help fund nine centers around Wisconsin that provide supervised visitation or safe exchange of children. Many of these families are affected by domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse or stalking.
“I am providing technical assistance, planning and providing trainings,” Mooren says. “Eventually we hope to build … a statewide network of supervised visitation and exchange centers.”