LaDonna Long is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of Government, Law & Justice at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Her research focuses on women’s experiences with victimization, particularly how race, class, and gender influence post-assault coping mechanisms. Her prior work focused on age and educational differences in African American women who have experienced sexual victimization as well as factors that predict disclosure of sexual victimization to health professionals. Second, via multiple funding sources, she explored and published work on rape medical advocates experiences in the emergency room with survivors and law enforcement as well as vicarious trauma. Currently, she is focused on how restorative justice practices can be an alternative to the legal system and foster accountability and healing.