Levette Kelly

Levette K. Johnson is the Executive Director of the MS Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MSCASA). Ms. Johnson has eighteen (18) years of experience in non-profit program administration and grant management, as well as, implementing fiscal and programmatic components of state and federal grant programs. Through her leadership, in 2006 MSCASA started the Sexual Assault on Campus (SAC) task force with six (6) of the state’s (large/small, public/private, urban/rural) colleges and universities to identify gaps in services, provide training and technical assistance, networking opportunities and resources to end violence against women. As of 2011, five of the six campuses have received federal funding from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus funding. The SAC taskforce has expanded to 2 year colleges. This relationship has grown to include the MS Community College Student Affairs Board, representing 15 community colleges in the state. In addition to working on behalf of Mississippi’s rape crisis centers and a host of allied stakeholders, Mrs. Johnson is a pivotal voice in the national sexual violence movement. Currently, she serves as project director of the federal funded OVW TA Program to Campus grant to train Judicial Disciplinary and Conduct Boards to the programs over 100 campus grantees. An innovative leader indeed, Johnson spearheaded the online resource clearinghouse for institutions of higher education and other key stakeholders that work to address and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus. including but not limited to community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU); universities and colleges that serve primarily Latino or Hispanic populations based in the territories of Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa. As a sought out facilitator, Johnson provides training and technical assistance to institutions of higher education on developing effective victim services and advocacy programs for college students including but not limited to capacity building, referral processes, collaborative victim service models with local victim services organizations and training for campus advocates.