Chelsea Ocon is a Field Advisor at the National Network for Safe Communities. She brings knowledge and experience to guide jurisdictions across the world implementing strategies to reduce gun violence and intimate partner violence, with a focus on enhancing systems-based legitimacy through procedural justice.
Before starting at the National Network for Safe Communities, Chelsea has worked at the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, where she executed a mass public education campaign on intimate partner violence and facilitated hundreds of trainings for various community partners, systems-based agencies, and members of law enforcement. While at NNSC, Chelsea continues to facilitate trainings and presentations on intimate partner violence and its intersections with other types of violent crime at the national level and provides direct strategic advising to partner cities across the world implementing NNSC strategies.
Chelsea holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn College, and a M.P.A. from Baruch College with a concentration in Policy and Evaluation. She is also trained as a rape crisis counselor and a trauma-informed yoga instructor. Her general areas of interest and study primarily focus on the intersections of gender, human rights, and public health policy — specializing in interventions geared towards reducing recidivism among individuals who commit acts of interpersonal violence.