Christopher Bromson

Sabah and Karen standing behind microphones in a recording studio.

This week on You Matter!, Christopher Bromson (at left) from the Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) speaks with Karen and Sabah about CVTC's programs and how community members can access their services.

Christopher Bromson is the Executive Director of the Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) in New York City. CVTC is New York State’s first and most comprehensive rape crisis program, and over the past 42 years has remained at the vanguard of victim services.  Christopher began his work in the field in 2008 in Dakar, Senegal at a shelter that assisted victims of child trafficking with familial reunification.  Upon his return, he realized that a career in corporate communications (the path he was on) had lost its appeal, and became a state-certified rape crisis and domestic violence counselor with CVTC, supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence in New York City emergency rooms.  In 2009 he was hired to coordinate CVTC’s volunteer program, and has been with the organization since.  Christopher is the co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims, a position that grants him the opportunity to advocate for a diverse array of victim-centered policy on a city, state and national level.  He serves as President of the Advisory Council to the New York State Office of Victim Services, the primary funder of victim service programs in New York, and fights to ensure equal access to services for all victims of crime.  Christopher has consulted with Peace Corps Volunteers in West Africa to assist with the development of an intimate partner and sexual violence screening tools to be used in health care settings.  He is a graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York.