At the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, Yolanda Jimenez oversees overall operations, including a school-based intervention program helping youth exposed to violence in their homes and communities. Prior to this role, Ms. Jimenez had served over twelve years in public service roles. She was appointed the first Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, where she established five Family Justice Centers that brought together community organizations, government agencies, and district attorneys’ offices to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, and sex trafficking. Ms. Jimenez also served as Deputy Police Commissioner of Community Affairs at the New York City Police Department, and began her public service career at the City’s Fire Department.
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