Patricia Bennett is the Director of Program Services at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. Bennett started her work in the anti-domestic violence field as a volunteer on Next Door’s 24-hour crisis hotline in 1995. Hired as a case manager at the shelter 15 years ago, she was promoted to Manager of Advocacy holding that position for over five years before being promoted to her current position. Ms. Bennett serves on several coordinating councils and is a leader in the community working to end violence against women and girls.
She is a Board of Supervisors appointed councilmember for the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council, the chair of the Police-Victim Advocacy Committee, a member of the City of San Jose Family/Domestic Violence Advisory Board, the Membership Chair for the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, and is an Executive Board member for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Consortium of Santa Clara County.