Laura Nash Frisch
Vice President of Victim Witness & Visitation
Laura Nash Frisch, MSW, LMSW, is vice president of Victim Witness and Visitation at the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Throughout her more than 25 years with the agency, Frisch has worked with survivors and offenders, providing support and resources in effort to end violence. Part of CVIC’s senior leadership team since 2010, she was instrumental in implementing evidence-based therapies to CVIC’s suite of services. In her current role, Frisch oversees legal, child visitation, and exchange and court advocacy services for CVIC.
A recognized expert on the causes and consequences of violence, Frisch has served as a peer reviewer for the Office on Violence Against Women’s grant review team, provided expert witness testimony on behalf of victims, participated in a national cohort to develop a best practice tool for child visitation centers, and on a variety of violence intervention and support committees across North Dakota. Frisch views her work through a trauma-informed, survivor-centered lens.
Frisch earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of South Dakota and master’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota. She also is a licensed master social worker. Frisch, who lives in Grand Forks with her husband and four children, carries the following inspirational quote into her work: “Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg