In many cases, Property Assistants and support staff of property management teams are the front line of defense when it comes to your buildings. They are often seated out in the open or wandering the halls to ensure the building is operating smoothly. Their accessibility to your tenants and the public is vital to your business, but can put them at risk when it comes to the ever-present threat of domestic violence coming into the workplace.
Register your Property Assistants for the "August Property Assistants Lunch: Domestic Violence in the Workplace" to arm your staff with the knowledge they need to prevent and manage workplace violence situations. Join us to hear Pam Paziotopoulos, a former prosecutor, and international expert on intimate partner violence, present on how prevalent domestic violence is in our society, and the standards and recommendations that have been passed to address this issue in the workplace.
ABOUT PAM PAZIOTOPOULOS
Ms. Paziotopoulos began her career in 1990 as a prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, quickly focusing on the area of domestic violence. In 1996 she joined the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute in Alexandria Virginia as a Senior Attorney traveling to 38 of the 50 states, conducting training and speaking on domestic violence. In 1997, she was recruited back to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to create and supervise the Domestic Violence Division. She monitored the prosecution of over 100,000 domestic violence cases emanating each year from the city of Chicago and surrounding areas while creating new policies, programs, and procedures for the division. She also served as the Director of Public Affairs, and the Violence Against Women Policy Advisor to State’s Attorney Richard A. Devine.
Ms. Paziotopoulos has developed and presented many training sessions on the topic of domestic violence, stalking, and workplace violence to corporations and professionals of all disciplines. She has conducted training at NASA, Smithsonian Institution, the Albanian national police, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Sidley and Austin, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and numerous other corporations and organizations. She has also appeared as an expert on CNN, CNBC, WGN, and the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as numerous national radio and news stations. She has been a consultant on workplace violence guidelines and standards for the FBI, the American Society of Industrial Security, the Society of Human Resources Management, and the American Bar Association. She has authored numerous articles and chapters for various books on the issues of domestic violence, stalking and workplace violence. She participated on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s transition team for her expertise in domestic violence, stalking, and workplace violence issues. She was recently appointed by Governor Rauner to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Board. In November 2000, she received the first Distinguished Alumni Award from Hinsdale South High School.
In July 2000, she was selected by Today’s Chicago Woman as one of 100 women making a difference in Chicago. In December 2008, she received an award from the Illinois Security Chiefs for making a difference in Security, and in 2011 she was awarded the Julia Beverage Award from Kent Law School and in 2012 she was awarded The Community Service Award by The Hellenic Bar Association. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching “Intimate Partner Violence” at Kent Law School and The Executive Director of a newly formed not for profit organization, “The Center for Domestic Violence Policy.”
As a two-time cancer survivor, Ms. Paziotopoulos also acts as a mentor to others recently diagnosed with cancer, and is frequently interviewed by the media on tools and strategies to heal from cancer.
She has published numerous articles on intimate partner violence in the workplace including:
- “Domestic Violence and Stalking in the Workplace”, book chapter, American Bar Association, “Workplace Violence”, (2008).
- “Ten Things a Security Director Needs to Know About Domestic Violence and Stalking in the Workplace”
- ASIS Foundation, 2007.
- “Workplace Domestic Violence”, Law and Order, August, 2003.
- "Workplace Violence Prevention: A Practical Guide," book chapter, STP Specialty Technical Publishers, Fall, 2002.
- “Domestic Violence Policies and Procedure,” Deskbook for Prosecutors, January, 2001.
- “Violence Against Women Act: Federal Relief for State Prosecutors,” The Prosecutor, May/June 1996.
- “The Criminalization of Domestic Violence: Promises and Limits,” Prosecutor Perspective, Spring 1996.
- “Ideas and Information,” Domestic Violence, 1996.
- Prosecuting Stalking Cases, 1996.
- “Prosecutors Take the Lead,” Domestic Violence, 1996
Fees: The fee for BOMA Property Professionals is $25. By selecting the "Check" payment choice, you will receive an invoice at the event to take back to your office. Vendors will not be admitted.
Register: Seating is limited. Registration will close on Friday, August 25. Please note any food allergies or restrictions.
Cancellations: Cancellations must be received within 24 hours in advance of the lunch to receive a refund.