Northside Prevention Educator
Maggie Arthur is a member of the Education and Training team at Rape Victim Advocates (RVA), working out of the Northside satellite office. Maggie attended college at Indiana University where she graduated in 2011 with a BFA in Photography as well as a BA in Journalism. While in Bloomington, she began volunteering as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence both on a 24-hour crisis hotline and in the emergency room. Therein, she has completed 40-hour trainings and achieved certification as a Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate in Indiana as well as a Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate in both Indiana and Illinois. In 2017, Maggie completed her Master of Social Work at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work with a focus in Community Health and Urban Development. During which she interned for both Girls in the Game as an after school coach and RVA as a prevention educator.
Maggie’s role as Northside Prevention Educator includes facilitating education to all age groups on sexual violence; engaging those residing in Northside Chicago neighborhoods in violence prevention strategies; and building community partnerships with agencies on the Northside who share RVA’s mission of improving the treatment of survivors and effecting positive change in policies and public attitudes towards sexual violence.
Finally, Maggie maintains a macro-focus to social work. She attests the best way to end violence is by teaching youth bodily autonomy, empathy towards others, and instilling in them the value of community.