Molly Mastoras is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. She has worked as an assistant program director for the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and as a social worker for the Fairfax County Office for Women. She completed a practicum and internship at a non-profit organization providing domestic violence and sexual assault counseling and advocacy services in Brockton, MA and has worked as a social worker for Child Protective Services (CPS) in Arlington County. Molly has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in these settings as well as in private practice as a therapist. Molly created Safe Night Active Bystander, a sexual assault prevention and intervention-training program. Molly also developed the Proactive Alliance policing approach, which teaches police and enforcement agencies to develop a relationship-based strategy with the community using adapted counseling therapy concepts. She co-authored an article titled, Proactive Alliance: The Ethos of Broken Windows, published in IACP Police Chief Magazine. Molly serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) and continues to work as a psychometrist and psychotherapist at a private practice in Northern Virginia.
Molly can be contacted at Molly@safe-night.com
Jim Mastoras served as a Master Police Officer in Arlington County, Virginia for almost twenty-four years. As Arlington’s first nightlife liaison, he used the relationship-based policing techniques of Proactive Alliance to establish trustful relationships with restaurant owners, providing the foundation to develop and implement strategies aimed to reduce alcohol related violence. By using this approach, Jim developed the first restaurant accreditation program in the U.S. to focus on best practices and law compliance for restaurants while also increasing safety and economic viability. Jim authored a toolkit detailing these innovative strategies published by the DOJ COPS Office in 2019 titled, The Arlington Restaurant Initiative - A Nightlife Strategy to Improve Safety and Economic Viability,to be used by departments across the US. His work for Arlington County has been recognized by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) for saving lives and preventing injuries caused by drunk driving in the Washington, DC Metro area. He also co-authored an article titled, Traffic Safety Initiatives: SoberRide-Enhancing Enforcement Efforts Since 1982 in IACP Police Chief Magazine.
Jim can be contacted at Jim@safe-night.com