Areas of Expertise
Anyenise Vilches is responsible for creating, supporting, and managing NJCASA’s programs and initiatives, and providing resources and information at a statewide and community level. Her interest in, and exposure to, humanitarian and social justice efforts at a young age led to a specific interest in the sexual violence prevention movement. Having an eclectic set of interests has afforded her an equally-eclectic professional experience. She has worked in the television and film industry, where she was able to see the impact media has on our society’s beliefs, particularly power-based violence, firsthand.
Anyenise has also worked with the Center For Family Services’ Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) program, both as a Residential Advocate directly serving survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and as a Prevention Coordinator providing educational resources to the broader community. She then moved on to work with the Pine Hill Borough Police Department, where she continued supporting survivors as a member of the Camden County Violence Prevention Coalition. She has also worked as the Lead Prevention Coordinator at CONTACT of Burlington County.