Norma Mendoza , Multicultural Program Director
Norma Mendoza is the Multicultural Program Director. She creates and implements supportive services for immigrant victims of domestic and oversees the Statewide Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline. Norma graduated from Law School in Mexico and has a master’s degree in European Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Norma worked for 12 years for the Mexican Government; 7 of them with Mexican immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse; family, criminal, immigration and civil law and matters related to Mexico or US legal systems; she developed domestic violence awareness events, programs, trainings, flyers and informational material and for 5 years she worked on International Public Law and Cultural Affairs. Norma wrote the article “Domestic Violence from the Hispanic Community’s Perspective” for the Georgia Family Violence Resource Newsletter (Volume 3, Issue 3, Third Quarter 2015), publication of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program with funding from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
Describe your role at CFVC.
The primary purpose of my role is to create and implement supportive services for immigrant victims of domestic violence and to provide case management services for immigrant women in the Cherokee Family Violence Center’s emergency shelter and transitional housing apartments.
I assist, support and help empower victims of domestic violence respecting their own ethics, values and beliefs on personal, social and cultural levels.
How did you come to work at CFVC?
I wanted to be part of CFVC’s mission of enhancing safety for victims of domestic violence and their children through culturally and linguistically competent crisis intervention services.
What has made you remain committed to CFVC since then?
CFVC’s mission and the opportunity to provide a safe and courageous space in which victims of domestic violence from all social identities and backgrounds can feel comfortable to receive services and support to break the cycle of abuse and heal efficiently.