Meet the Experts

 

Adam Rosenberg, Esq. – Executive Director

Adam Rosenberg has been a strong advocate for social justice and a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves—especially abused children. He was the first male prosecutor to join the Domestic Violence Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and later prosecuted hundreds of cases involving sex offenders, stalkers and predators, child pornographers, and violent abusers as a member of the Sex Offense Unit. Adam Rosenberg frequently testifies, lectures, conducts audits, and runs workshops for youth serving institutions on recognizing, responding to, and the importance of reporting sexual child abuse. Adam also consults, provides guidance, and gives presentations on the best practices of not for profits and child advocacy centers. Additionally, he frequently presents on building awareness and prevention of child abuse.

 

Crimson Barocca, LCSW-C – Forensic Interview Program Supervisor

Crimson Barocca, LCSW-C, is the Forensic Interview Program Supervisor at Baltimore Child Abuse Center. She has supervised and conducted forensic interviews at BCAC for the last 8 years, and began her career 15 years ago in child protective services, as a forensic interviewer, investigator, and then supervisor. Having spent significant time in the field of child welfare, abuse prevention and crisis response, Crimson has conducted over 2000 forensic interviews, observed over 1000 more, and has trained forensic interviewers, child protective services staff, police officers, medical and mental health professionals, prosecutors, and judges both locally and nationally.

 

Alison D’Alessandro – Senior Policy & Program Specialist

Alison has a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University.  She was honored for her work by Pope Benedict in 2011 when she received the Benemerenti Medal.  She also served on the Governor’s Maryland State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect for eight years, as well as other child abuse prevention and education groups during her 15+ years serving the community’s children. Now with BCAC, Alison works in BCAC’s Community Outreach and Education department.  Most notably, she recently developed a Train the Trainer curriculum for Victim Advocates on serving victims of child pornography. The project was funded through a grant from the National Children’s Alliance, who will disseminate the curriculum to the 850+ Children’s Advocacy Centers located across the nation.  Alison also educates youth-serving professionals throughout the Baltimore area on creating safe environments and child abuse awareness.

BCAC trains professionals, youth-serving organizations, and community groups to protect themselves, their organizations, and the children in their care.

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