Director Of Crisis Services And Education
Benita Robinson, is the Director of Crisis Services and Outreach for Avalon Healing Center Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (WC SAFE) Program in Detroit, Michigan. In this role, she oversees the First Responder program and specializes in ensuring quality provision of crisis intervention and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault in Wayne County. She also oversees organizational outreach, education and training efforts around topics such as sexual assault, healthy relationships/ consent, trauma responses/trauma-informed care, culturally sensitive care for survivors and human (sex) trafficking. Benita has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where she majored in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a passionate activist for equal rights and opportunities for underserved populations in metro Detroit, she has served campuses as well as the greater community in various ways, including organizing awareness and prevention events and workshops around violence against women, anti-racism, equal pay, criminal justice reform and leadership development. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at Wayne State University. Additionally, Benita contracts with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, where she is a facilitator for discussions and trainings focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.