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New Mexico News

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez in her office at Enlace Comunitario, where she took over as the new executive director in January. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Ex-law school dean follows new dream

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez had what she considered an amazing, cushy job as a professor and then dean at the University of New Mexico School of Law, specializing in a range of areas, including family law.

Virginia Perez-Ortega and Sandro Anguiano of Enlace Comunitario weighed in on the organization’s recent decision to launch a program that would teach those who choose to use violence in their relationship alternatives to battering their partners. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Enlace’s new initiative targets Spanish-speaking batterers

Enlace Comunitario, an organization that has for 14 years helped Spanish-speaking women survive crises of domestic violence, will this fall embark on new terrain: designing a program aimed at the batterers.