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LHU alumna gives lecture on elder abuse and domestic violence

Alicia DeMilioAlycia DeMilio, a 2014 graduate of Lock Haven University, recently presented a public lecture on elder abuse and domestic violence on March 18 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

The lecture focused on forms of abuse, victim blaming, elder abuse, the cycle of control, and other relevant topics. More than 50 people were in attendance.

DeMilio, who is in her last year at Albany Law School, received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in political science from LHU.

While at Lock Haven University, DeMilio was involved and held leadership positions in Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honors Society, and Pre-Law Club. While at Albany Law School, she has participated in the school’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic, where she worked on the prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault cases in the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.

DeMilio credits her success in law school with her undergraduate experience at LHU, specifically in her criminal justice and political science courses. One course in particular, women and crime, piqued her interest in working in the legal profession and addressing domestic violence issues.

“It (women and crime class) really made me think about the criminal justice system and legal professions on a deeper level than I had before,” DeMilio said. “Women and crime, as well as my other criminal justice courses, really impacted me and made me want to do something to help society with these issues.”

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