One Place Family Justice Center celebrates National Social Work Month by highlighting Victim Advocate, Brittany Warren.
Warren, who began her career at One Place as an intern in 2018, joined the One Place staff in 2019. Warren provides victim advocacy and crisis management services to victims of domestic violence (DV), sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking and child and elder abuse.
Having earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Alabama School of Social Work (2019), Warren is also a licensed Master Social Worker (2020). She believes her role at One Place is critical, especially for victims facing a crisis.
“Before a client leaves One Place, it is our goal to address all their (and family’s) needs and make sure they have a safe place to reside while their legal needs are being taken care of by our partners,” Warren said. “My goal is to continue to encourage, educate, enrich, empower and enhance the lives of my clients.”
One Place Family Justice Center collaborates with more than 20 onsite and offsite partners to fulfill its mission of providing a comprehensive service and support center which affords: greater safety, access to services and confidentiality for victims and their families by co-locating services under one roof. One Place is where victims can go to plan for their safety, have an advocate, talk with a police officer, meet with a prosecutor, obtain information on shelters, and obtain sexual assault services.
As a victim advocate, Warren builds a rapport with clients; assesses for crisis intervention, needs for food, shelter, clothing, transportation; offers safety planning with clients, legal services, medical services, and counseling.
A child of military parents, the Charleston, South Carolina native believes her experience living in various states gives her unique perspective and compassion for clients.
“I believe this helps set me apart and (to) have an enhanced understanding and respect for the different backgrounds/cultures that our clients represent at One Place FJC,” Warren said.
Warren also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Alabama State University (2010). She plans to pursue a license in clinical social work and complete studies in Spanish and Sign Language. Warren is currently involved with the Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Task Force. While pursuing her master’s, Warren was chosen to represent the University of Alabama School of Social Work in Washington D.C., working closely with Congress.
“I was chosen twice … and had the privilege of advocating for multiple bills to be passed by the [House of Representatives] and Senate,” Warren said. “I am also a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society.”
In her spare time, Warren enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys and extended family.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and are in need of victim advocacy or case management services, please call 334-262-7378 or visit oneplacefjc.org.