Dr. Kyle Patterson, president of the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, N.Y., is pictured with Niagara University criminal justice majors, from left, Courtney Kenny and Jaclyn Danvir. Kenny and Danvir are the recipients of Zonta’s Safe at Home Conference Award for 2017.

Two Niagara University criminal justice majors have been selected for the 2017 Safe at Home Conference Award by the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The award is given to two outstanding female students in Niagara University’s social work or criminal justice programs. Thanks to the award, Courtney Kenny, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Jaclyn Danvir, a native of North Tonawanda, N.Y., will attend the Niagara County Family Violence Intervention Project’s annual Safe at Home Conference free of charge.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 12 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This year’s conference topic is “Seeking Solutions for Adult and Child Victims of Family Violence,” which supports Zonta International’s mission.

The Safe at Home Conference Award was developed by the education and awards committee of the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, N.Y, in an effort to encourage and mentor emerging professional women to pursue careers in society that will make a difference in the lives of women in their respective communities and throughout the world.

Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

To learn more about Niagara University’s criminal justice programs, please visit www.niagara.edu/crj.

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