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Feride Castillo

ECLI Co-Founder & Director of Advocacy

fcastillo@empowerli.org

Mrs. Castillo holds a Degree in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Women, and Gender Studies from Stony Brook University. Mrs. Castillo is certified in Trauma Informed Care through the University of Buffalo School of Social work with a focus on individuals, and service providers within the criminal justice system, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-T). For the last five years, Ms. Castillo has provided bi-lingual court advocacy, case management, and other supportive services to victims of domestic violence, victims of human trafficking, and at-risk, incarcerated, and/or court involved youth who are often suffering from on-going trauma. Ms. Castillo is an actively engaged service provider in Suffolk County’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court, as well as the Suffolk County Felonly Youth Part, and continues to assist in the development of services, and referrals for victims of human trafficking on Long Island. Ms. Castillo also assists the Suffolk County District Attorney's Special Investigation Bureau in providing advocacy, and community services to victims of human trafficking.