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Margarita Guzman

Margarita Guzman (she/her/hers) received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from George Washington University School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Guzman was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to create a legal clinic for indigent Spanish-speaking mental health consumers in New York City. Since then, she has represented the primarily Latin@ immigrant population of Washington Heights/Inwood at the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, and teen and young adult survivors of intimate partner violence at Day One. She joined the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (Now Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence) in October 2013 as the Deputy Director of the Bronx Family Justice Center and became Executive Director in January 2015. She currently serves as Executive Director at the Violence Intervention Program, working with largely immigrant and low-income Latin@ survivors of domestic and sexual violence.