Perla Flores Bio
Perla P. Flores has worked on issues of gender-based violence since 2003. In her current role as Division Director, Ms. Flores oversees domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking programs at Community Solutions, a non-profit human services agency serving South Santa Clara County and San Benito County.
She is a founding member and current chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. Ms. Flores co-authored the Human Trafficking Advocate Manual, A Resource Guide for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocates Working With Human Trafficking Survivors and has developed several guidelines and promising practices on human trafficking crisis intervention and case management.
Ms. Flores is a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and an alternate commissioner on the Santa Clara County Human Trafficking Commission. She is also a member of the Santa Clara County CEDAW Task Force. Ms. Flores holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor. She was a recipient of the 2010 California Peace Prize and the 2015 Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Outstanding Advocate Award.