Judy Casteele

Executive Director of Project Horizon

Judy Casteele is the Executive Director of Project Horizon, a non-profit human service organization dedicated to reducing domestic, dating and sexual violence in Lexington, VA. Judy is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Bluefield College and has worked in the field of violence against women for nearly 30 years. Judy has been recognized for her outstanding work in the field of victim services by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in 2000; by the International Association of Forensic Nurses with their Advocacy Award in 2000; and by Virginia Tech, when she was named Community Woman of the Year in 2001. She is a member and past chair of the Governing Body of the statewide coalition Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Judy was honored in 2010 by VSDVAA with a Nexus Catalyst Award for her collaborative work with law enforcement. In 2011, Judy was named as one the “Top 30 Voices” of people whose work made an indelible impact in the field of violence against women in Virginia. In 2014, she was named to Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Assault. Judy is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lexington and serves on the church council and chairs the Social Ministry Committee.

Endorsements

  • Justice 3D has created a team of trainers and quality trainings that stand out in this field. The timing for such a group could not be better as Criminal Justice professionals across the nation struggle at times to investigate and successfully prosecute sexual assault, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and interpersonal crimes that occur on our college and university campuses.  The combination of real life experiences of Police Chief Mike Milnor and Prosecutors Nancy Oglesby and Roger Canaff now provide training opportunities across the nation that address these challenging cases and offer strategies and techniques that can be applied immediately by detectives and prosecutors. Their presentations skills, plus the informative workshop formats that Justice 3D employs adds to the overall learning environment and are unique to their extensive backgrounds and success in the field.  They present based on real life experiences and up to date current approaches in the field of sexual assault, domestic violence and gender-biased crime. As a public safety official for 38 years, I would say these are the areas that still need our focus and attention as law enforcement and prosecutors continue to address our own cultural bias as well as that of society in general.  Justice 3D’s approach to the topic of non-stranger sexual assault cases is a great example of how to address this.  I highly recommend trainings offered by Justice 3D.   

    Jerald Monahan, Chief of Police for Yavapai College, Prescott Arizona
    Past Chairperson of the Arizona Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women
    Current President of the Board of Directors, End Violence Against Women International
                                                           

     

    Jerald Monahan
  • These 2 speakers were great together and presented in a dynamic, attention keeping manner.
  • Excellent speaker and material covered very well. I work with uncooperative victims so very relevant. Enjoyed this session.

  • As always, Nancy Oglesby did a great job teaching.  I find her teaching style to be very easy to follow and she has so much experience in the sexual assault field that she always has a great deal of knowledge to pass along.

  • As someone who has been in full time legal practice with a prosecutor’s office for less than a year, I found this track tremendously valuable. Special props to Nancy Oglesby, her domestic violence workshop was superb.

  • I will be making changes in policies and our procedures after this course. We were provided with great resources (such as Themes from Mike Milnor, etc.)

  • Fantastic course! All the presenters were clear, knowledgeable and well spoken.

  • Mike Milnor gave a great perspective from career law enforcement.

  • I will take what I have learned back and share it to improve victim services and investigations in my agency.

  • The fact that the program is victim centered was especially helpful. It helps those of us who have lost a little focus to get re-centered and re-energized.

  • This is a very informative program. I have always been intimidated by sexual assault cases, and in the past have looked for ways to avoid prosecuting them, even thought I didn’t realize that was what I was doing at the time. I now feel much better prepared to aggressively prosecute these cases and am so glad to know the proper responses to all defenses that come up in these cases.

  • I am energized as a result of the training and the information I have received and feel that I will be more effective in my job.

  • This is an OUTSTANDING training on an extremely difficult topic. The instructors were exceptional and provided an outstanding learning experience.

  • I feel more prepared to investigate sexual assault cases now, especially when dealing with victims. This training should be required for all law enforcement.

  • Roger is truly a dynamic and informative trainer. His passion is evident.

  • One of the best trainings I have attended during three decades of law enforcement work.