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Violence Intervention Program Manager Gerri Bachicha

Information about Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Manager Gerri Bachicha

Performance & Innovation Officer Haley Kadish

Violence Intervention Program Manager Gerri Bachicha

Gerri Bachicha began her career as Director of the YWCA Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center in Northwestern Pennsylvania. During that time, she was chair of the Rural Sites Committee for the Pennsylvania Coalition for Domestic Violence. Ms. Bachicha moved to the west and worked for Child Protective Services in Arizona and subsequently with the Children Youth and Families Department under the Behavioral Health Division in Santa Fe. At that time Ms. Bachicha also served as the Juvenile Justice Specialist for the state of New Mexico and oversaw the certification of all county detention centers in the state. She also had oversight over all Juvenile Justice Continuum sites in New Mexico, all Juvenile Community Corrections sites in New Mexico, and all state Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) activities. Ms. Bachicha was the Substance Abuse Services Liaison for CYFD under the Office of the Cabinet Secretary for 2 years. In 2012, Ms. Bachicha joined the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, National Model Site for Juvenile Justice Reform team as part of the Youth Services Center Administrative team and as the Coordinator of the JDAI National Model Site, where she provided technical assistance to juvenile justice jurisdictions across the nation regarding juvenile justice systems reform through the lens of racial equity and justice.  Ms. Bachicha joined the City of Albuquerque team in June of 2019 and serves as the Program Manager for the City of Albuquerque’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP) which seeks to reduce the gun violence and improve community wellbeing through implementation of a public health approach to address the underlying social determinants of violent crime.