About Olga Trujillo

Olga as a childOlga grew up in a family ravaged by violence.

Daily, Olga witnessed her father's brutal and terrifying attacks on her mother. She herself suffered constant physical, emotional, and sexual abuse - from her father, her brothers, and as she grew older, many others outside her family.

With astounding clarity borne from years of intensive work, Olga has unraveled the impact of violence in her life. It is this insight - combined with over a decade of experience working with advocates from a national to a grass-roots level - which guides and inspires her word today.

Olga Trujillo is an independent consultant, nationally renowned speaker, survivor, and attorney dedicated to enhancing understanding of - and building effective responses to - violence against women and children.

Olga Trujillo, J.D.Her career began in the early nineties at the U.S. Department of Justice. For four years, she served as General Counsel to the Office of Justice Programs, the youngest woman and only Latina to ever hold this position. In 1995, Olga joined the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) as legal counsel, and subsequently became Director of the Special Projects Division. In this capacity, she oversaw an eight million dollar budget supporting technical assistance and training projects on victim issues.

Olga's rare combination of personal experience and professional skills compelled her to create ORT Solutions in 2001 (now Olga Trujillo Consulting). Olga Trujillo Consulting's mission is to help provide comprehensive, though-provoking and innovative approaches to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, immigration and human trafficking issues. Offering a myriad of consulting services, Olga Trujillo Consulting partners with each client to identify and assess their needs and tailor a comprehensive plan to meet those goals.

Olga has helped improve the relationship between the domestic violence advocates and the child welfare agency and helped enhance the environment for them to work together. - Santa Clara County, CA

Olga's Journal

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Health Care After Violence

The physical and emotional harm that comes from being abused by a loved one can have unexpected effects for survivors, even after the ...
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If Someone You Know Was Sexually Abused or Raped - Part Two

A few weeks ago I described some of the ways that people helped me talk about what had happened to me as a child and by talking about it, ...
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When someone you know is sexually abused or raped

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. I am reposting this for those who know someone who has been ...
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Survivor's Story on DVD and VHS

A Survivor’s Story-
Olga's critically acclaimed first-hand account of the impact of violence in her life is available in both English and Spanish.