Danielle Pollack has been a life-long advocate for equity for women and children.
Pollack earned her Masters from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and began her career in policy working in Europe with the Chief Negotiator of the Oslo Peace Accords, where the organizational aim was reforming supranational development funding protocols so that resources move through municipal rather than national entities. This was in an effort to increase efficacy and deliver services more directly to constituencies, especially women and children. Working closely with UN agencies, the World Bank, IMF, mayors from every continent, and many civil society organizations, Pollack coordinated several pilot projects partnering mayoral entities in developed and developing cities and managed think tank research used to advance said policy reforms. She also taught at a university in Rome.
After nearly a decade in Europe, Pollack returned to the US and began work in New York City. There she advocated on Family Court reforms and sexual assault issues, especially on Statute of Limitations reforms for child sex assault survivors in collaboration with constitutional scholar Marci Hamilton, Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey and others on the Child Victims Act (CVA). This work continues in Pennsylvania. While in New York, Pollack also organized diverse constituency groups to remove sex offender housing positioned less than one mile from playgrounds and schools in residential NYC neighborhoods.
Pollack highly values working closely with policymakers and civil society partners to extend and ensure rights for women and children. Her continued commitment to advance such policy reforms is realized in her work with Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition.