Deputy Director for Policy, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Publish Date: March
Rosie Hidalgo is the Deputy Director for Public Policy at the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. She has worked in the movement to end domestic violence for over 20 years. Previously, Hidalgo served as the Director of Public Policy at Casa de Esperanza and was the Co-Director of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a national domestic violence resource center with a focus on providing training, research, and policy advocacy. She served on the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence during the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013 and served on the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence from 2010-2013. Hidalgo previously worked as an attorney at legal services programs for low-income families in New York City and in Northern Virginia. Hidalgo also lived in the Dominican Republic for four years where she helped establish and coordinate a community-based domestic violence prevention and intervention network and worked as a consultant for the World Bank on social services reforms. Hidalgo received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from New York University School of Law.