Julie Kim Richards is Director of Programs at Womankind (formerly the New York Asian Women’s Center). She manages and oversees clinical services related to domestic and gender-based violence, including counseling, case management, advocacy and accompaniment services, the emergency hotline, and crisis shelters. Her clinical service team provides legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and child victims/witnesses to domestic violence. Ms. Richards also oversees Womankind’s new initiatives and special projects, including those designed to train other professionals to provide linguistically and culturally specific services to Asian domestic violence victims.

Prior to Womankind, Ms. Richards provided therapy to at-risk youth and their families at the Children’s Aid Society. She has been a featured presenter at various conferences, has been a guest lecturer, and has testified at legislative hearings. She served as Co-Chair of the New York City Children’s Programming Committee of the Inter-Agency Task Force Against Domestic Violence, and as the Vice President of the Advisory Council to the New York State Office of Victim Services. Ms. Richards received the 2008 Emerging Social Work Leader Award from the New York City Chapter of NASW. She earned her BA in Psychology from Cornell University in 1994 and her MS from the Columbia School of Social Work in 1996.