Yvette Lozano has contributed to Peace Over Violence for eleven years. Currently the Director of Intervention Services, she oversees daily programmatic and personnel supervision. Lozano also maintains and ensures the vision for POV’s innovative and responsive services which include the Sexual Assault Response Team, Domestic Abuse Response Team, counseling programs and direct service programs that provide assistance to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Since joining POV, she helped produce A Model for First Responders: A Domestic Abuse Response Team Manual & Toolkit.
Lozano has made a difference in the lives many children, women and girls providing support to survivors as an advocate. She is also a lead trainer and self defense instructor for POV’s self defense and safety program. Lozano has provided statewide self-defense training and technical assistance to rape crisis centers throughout the state.
Yvette Lozano currently serves on the Executive Board for the Los Angeles City Domestic Violence Task Force appointed by L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar, (Council district 14). She also served as an alternate representative for L.A. DV Task Force for councilmember Eric Garcetti (District 13). Lozano is also a board member and Southern region representative for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA).
Chosen to be part of the Strong Field Leadership Development Program in 2010, she was recently selected to be part of the 2012-2014 Strong Field Advisory Group.