From the president

Brianna Jalbert is a Junior who is a double Social Work and Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. She also serves as a Resident Advisor and is a certified Green Dot responder on campus. In addition, Brianna serves as a tutor for the Social Work program and secretary of the Mindful Monks club. Brianna is creating a new program on campus to train students to become advocates who work hand-in-hand with Campus Security in responding to students who experience violence on campus. She is also working with the Social Work faculty to develop a semester-long course, in conjunction with the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, which will provide the mandated training for any student looking to do direct advocacy/volunteer work with any of the area domestic violence shelters in the area.

Jim Dlugos


Saint Joseph's College of Maine


Personal Statement

My interest in victim rights issues began when I became a Resident Advisor at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. I started off with a Green Dot Repsonder training and then progressed to taking suicide prevention, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing trainings. These all inspired me to become more involved in my community and provide more support for students on and off campus. I began interning this year at Esther Residence which is a transitional program for women who have been incarcerated or suffer from substance abuse. It's a place for them to gain additional support before moving out into the world on their own. These experiences have pushed me to want to provide more support and structure for students. With this I would like to start a program on campus for students to become advocates for other students. If there is an assault on campus this student could provide additional support and have additional training to be able to handle these situations. This provides extra support for students going through a difficult time, while also allowing students to be able to serve as an advocate and gain more experience.

Brianna Jalbert

Psychology/Social Work

Saint Joseph's College of Maine