Monica Carrillo is Originally from Mexico, City. Monica came to the Jackson area in 2001 from Mexico as a child, then moved to Driggs, Idaho side where she graduated from Teton High School.
Monica currently works for a non-profit organization called Family Safety Network as a Bilingual Victim Advocate. Monica provides compassionate and professional support to meet the immediate needs of sexual and domestic violence victims. Monica provides crisis advocacy by phone and in person. She also advocates on behalf of the victims to ensure that their rights are protected. She helps victims navigate the criminal justice system while providing critical support throughout the criminal case and can also connect survivors with resources they may need within our agency and within the community.
Monica has made her presence known within the Latinx community but has also dedicated to highlighting Family Safety Network services to agencies and people in the community she serves to be able to reach out to the underserved communities in need. She is determined to break down culture and language barriers that prevent the Latinx communities from seeking sexual and domestic violence services by advocating for those who feel like their voice has not been heard and letting them know that they have the same rights as any other victim or survivor.
Monica applied for the program because she saw the lack of resources and representation within the Latinx community in Idaho boards and commissions. Even know Monica currently serves as a board member at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. She would like to continue to educate and learn how to be a better board member to continue to represent her Latinx Community and make their voices heard.
Monica loves to spend time with her family and spend as much time as she can with her two lovely children.