Safe Passage names new executive director

April 7, 2013 

Jada B. Charley has been named executive director of Safe Passage, the program serving victims of domestic violence, sexual trauma and child abuse in York, Lancaster, Chester and Union counties.

Charley has worked as an attorney and advocate for families and victims of crime for the past ten years. She will replace the interim executive director, Jane Alleva.

As the language access attorney at South Carolina Legal Services, Charley represented victims in all types of civil legal cases. She also has extensive experience working in immigrant and underserved communities.

Charley was born and raised in South Carolina. She has bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and political science from Emory University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

In 2012, she was honored as the recipient of Furman University’s Calder D. Ehrmann Award for outstanding individual commitment to diversity.

She brings a wealth of experience in serving victims of violence and underserved communities, organizational development, strategic planning, and community collaboration.

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