Connie Kirkland, MA, NCC
Director, Northern Virginia Community College
Connie J. Kirkland is the director of the NOVACares Office at Northern Virginia Community College, where she chairs the threat assessment team, coordinates behavioral intervention and support services for the college, and manages the college sexual assault services program. She is an ATSS Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor. Previously, she was the director of sexual assault services at George Mason University, where for 20 years she provided education and intervention services for victims of campus sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence. Kirkland was a contributing author for the 2014 NCAA guide “Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence.” She presented on the topics of victim support and campus culture at several Magna-sponsored Title IX Compliance Institutes from 2014 to 2016.
Kirkland hosted a US Department of Justice-sponsored web forum on campus stalking, as well as co-hosting two national webinars regarding the final regulations to Campus SaVE and continues to create innovative programs and policies regarding a victim-centered response to Title IX and the Dear Colleague Letter of 2011. She has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice for her work in the area of sexual assault and stalking protocols, serving as expert resource, national speaker, and federal grant peer reviewer.