Building STRONGER GENERATIONS for at-risk women

Attorney General Appoints Ludy Green to National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women

February 27, 2006

Washington, DC-- The Attorney General’s Office announced today that Dr. Ludy Green, President and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services (SCES), has been selected as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women (the Advisory Committee) and will serve a two-year term.

A recipient of the 2005 Substance and Style Award from Washington Life Magazine and Saks Fifth Avenue and of the 2005 Toyota and ABC News Award on Working Women, Dr. Green has been a community activist for women’s and children’s issues for seventeen years and was appointed by the Governor’s Commissioner to the Commission on the Status of Women in Virginia. Through SCES, she has used her fifteen years of Human Resources experience and Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology to foster good will, create relationships, and emphasize shared values amongst over four hundred participants, while promoting financial independence for at-risk women and their dependents through comprehensive employment placement services.

Dr. Green was selected based on her leadership in the area of violence against women,” The Honorable Diane M. Stuart, Director Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, said. “I look forward to working with her during the coming term.”

In the four years since its establishment, SCES has successfully trained and placed hundreds of underprivileged women into professional jobs, empowering their families with financial security. SCES plays a pivotal role in helping women in our region escape domestic abuse and launch new lives. A recent Taylor Institute and University of Michigan study reveals that 15 – 50 percent of abused women report interference from their partner with education, training or work.

Co-chaired by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, the Advisory Committee aims to provide policy and advice in the effort to end violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and associated legislation, increased public awareness of the subject, and the cooperation of all related federal and communal agencies.

About Second Chance Employment Services
Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization of human resource professionals that seeks to promote financial security for at-risk women and their dependents through comprehensive training and employment placement services. Established in February 2002 by Dr. Ludy Green, SCES has successfully trained hundreds of women and placed them into meaningful, long-term professions with top-tier companies including America Online, Capital One, Pepco, Sun Trust Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, AT&T, The George Washington University, Booz Allen & Hamilton, and Washington Gas. For additional information, visit us online at

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