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Ludy Green, Ph.D
Dr. Green, a national and international spokesperson on financial independence for victims of violence and their children, is the President and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services (SCES), a not-for-profit organization which provides meaningful employment for domestic violence and human trafficking victims. She draws on her 20 years experience in the human resources field to find employment for the clients.

Dr. Green was appointed under the State Department as Cultural Ambassador of the United States in Human Trafficking on 2009 and served as U.S Delegate to Jordan and Syria. She fluently speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German. Dr. Green served as a US Delegate to Chile in 2009, and as U.S. delegate to the 2008 Global Summit of Women in Vietnam. An advocate for women and children for over 20 years. In 2006 she was appointed by the U.S. Attorney General to be on the Advisory Council of Domestic Violence Against Women. She was elected as the Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees for the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia.. Dr. Green also was elected to serve on the Commission of the Status of Women in Virginia, and the Economic Development Commission in the District of Columbia.

Green is the recipient of many prestigious awards including Nominee to the 2010 United Nations Business Leader’s Award Fight Human Trafficking in Luxor, Egypt, the 2010 Women Who Mean Business Award by the Washington Business Journal, 2009 Brava Award, 2008 Woman of Vision Award; 2007 Washingtonian of the Year; 2007 Professional Innovation in Victims Service by the US Attorney General; 2006 “Volvo for Life Award”; the 2005 Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area “HR Leader Award for Excellence in Community Service”; the 2005 Toyota and ABC Channel 7 “Tribute to Working Women Award”; and the Laura Bradfield Foundation, Inc. 2005 Grant. She is a graduate of the Class 2003 Leadership Washington Program and Finance for Senior Executives, Harvard University 2010. She is a member of the International Women Forum (“IWF”).

Green has an M.A. in Human Resources Management from the George Washington University, as well as a Ph. D in Industrial Organization Psychology. She and her husband Joseph have a daughter, Megan, and live in Washington, DC.

Entries by Ludy Green, Ph.D

Link Between Domestic Abuse and Long-Term Women's Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 1:13 PM

The physical and mental health effects of domestic violence can have a devastating and long-term impact on victims. In a recent ABC News report on the long-term health impact from domestic abuse, author Leslie Morgan Steiner commented that she still deals with psychological damage, physical joint pain and...

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The Business of Domestic Violence: How Violence in the Home Impacts Harmony and Profits in the Workplace

(5) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:51 PM

Second-grade teacher Carie Charlesworth was fired from her job at Holy Trinity School in San Diego last June after a domestic violence dispute with her ex-husband. Charlesworth reportedly told a co-worker that she had had a violent argument with her ex-husband that had escalated over the weekend, and...

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Malaysia Economic Growth and Its Human Trafficking Issue

(11) Comments | Posted July 27, 2013 | 12:37 PM

Despite Malaysia's recent increase in prosperity, the country remains plagued by thousands of human trafficking cases annually. A lack of opportunity for economic growth in neighboring countries leads many individuals to join criminal networks that "traffic young girls and women for sexual exploitation." Inconsistent laws and incomplete information...

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Seeing through the Charm -- Is Your New Love an Abuser?

(42) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 10:31 AM

You spot him in the bookstore, reading one of your favorite books. She giggles at your jokes when you introduce yourself in the park. You soon fall for this person who seems to be Mr. Right or The Perfect Girl. Fast forward one year. The charming bookstore guy, your boyfriend,...

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Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of Violence

(20) Comments | Posted February 20, 2012 | 4:56 PM

Earlier this week, proposed congressional budget cuts in 2013 spending called for steep reductions in employment related programs, including a 12 percent cut to the U.S. Department of Labor. This significant decrease would adversely impact employment training programs for women veterans and women victims of violence who are struggling to...

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February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

(5) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 8:01 PM

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. During this month, and at all times, parents need to be aware of the issue of teen dating violence. For as much as domestic violence among adults is an issue that is too often not discussed -- and too often kept...

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Congress: Encourage Employers to Hire Veterans

(55) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 2:49 PM

It's no secret that Washington is leaving most Americans disappointed these days. With all the partisan fighting, the bad economy, and worries about unemployment and cutting social security benefits, it was a welcome sight today to hear President Obama announce his Veterans Employment Initiative.

The unemployment rate among veterans returning...

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The Lesson We Should Really Take From the DSK-Sofitel Story

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 12:22 PM

The allegations against IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a Hotel Sofitel housekeeper are a reminder of the serious need for corporations to have policies regarding violence in the workplace.

It is unclear whether the Sofitel Hotel franchise, or its parent...

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Despite Bad Economy, One Non-Profit Employment Agency Finds Good Jobs for Battered Women

(4) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 9:28 AM

As the economy worsens, job seekers are growing more frustrated with their inability to find decent work. This crisis is even more acute for a certain sector of society, victims of domestic violence. Second Chance Employment Services was founded specifically to help these women find good jobs, even in a...

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