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Victoria Ybanez
Red Wind Executive Director
Ms. Ybanez has been working to end violence against American Indian/Alaskan Native women for 35 years. She developed and is the Executive Director of Red Wind Consulting, Inc. (2005-present) coordinating and providing Tribal Technical Assistance for recipients of the Tribal Governments Program for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Current projects include the development and implementation of Tribal specific shelter and transitional housing programs and assisting tribal programs in the development and program delivery addressing children impacted violence against Indian women and teen dating violence. Victoria developed Red Wind’s National Tribal Advocate Center providing 40-hour Domestic Violence Training Institutes and 40-hour Sexual Assault Training Institutes. She developed the curriculum for each training and serves as lead faculty. In addition, through Red Wind, Victoria works extensively in the provision of Sexual Assault Response Team training, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training and she has been developing a National Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Protocol for Indian Country for the Department of Justice. She works across multiple additional grant programs such as the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization, Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders, Legal Assistance to Victims, Campus Program, and Abuse in Later Life Program.

Ms. Ybanez also works on a range of projects through contracts with Tribes and community-based advocacy organizations to develop, strengthen and enhance their local response to ending violence against women that includes crisis and criminal justice responses to a range of prevention options. She has more than 18 years experience in conducting strategic planning with non-profit and for profit organizations and working with organizations and programs in developing strategies to address multiple forms of oppression.

Ms. Ybanez is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus with a Major in Economics and Minor in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus. Ms. Ybanez was published in three anthologies in 2008: Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence and Birthed From Scorched Hearts.