Molly C. Mastoras is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. She co-founded Safe Night, LLC with MPO (Ret.) Dimitrios Mastoras, in 2018. During her career, she has worked as an assistant program director for the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, a social worker for the Fairfax County Office for Women and Arlington County Child Protective Services (CPS), and in private practice as a psychotherapist. When not working for Safe Night, she provides psychometric services in private practice, administering and writing psychological evaluations. Molly developed Proactive Alliance, a multi-disciplinary, relationship-based policing approach that has roots in counseling psychology theory and teaches police and enforcement agencies adapted therapeutic techniques to effectively develop and maintain community relationships. She co-authored an article titled, Proactive Alliance: The Ethos of Broken Windows, published in IACP Police Chief Magazine and Productive and Proactive featured in Sheriff & Deputy Magazine. Molly has presented the Proactive Alliance concept at the American Society of Evidenced-Based Policing (ASEBP) conference and the International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health (LEPH) conference. Molly also serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP).
Molly can be contacted at Molly@safe-night.com
Dimitrios (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