Allison Dearing is the Guest Speaker at the Zonta Club of Birmingham Monthly Meeting on October 7, 2021. October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month, Dearing will address DV and One Place services.
Allison L. Dearing is the Executive Director of One Place Family Justice Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The mission of One Place is to provide coordinated services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are co-located and working together under one roof.
Previously, Allison worked with Birmingham-area colleges and universities to develop a comprehensive plan for faculty, staff, and students to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Jefferson County Coordinated Community Response, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination of services between first responders to domestic violence cases in the greater Birmingham area. During that time, she also worked with juveniles arrested on Domestic Violence charges at Jefferson County Family Court.
Allison began her career as a Staff Attorney in the Birmingham office of Legal Services Alabama where she represented survivors of domestic violence in divorce, custody, child support, and protection order cases.
Allison is a graduate of Samford University and Cumberland School of Law.