Leo Martinez

Leo Martinez is a Senior Manager of Training and Technical Assistance and Partnerships with Esperanza United. With Esperanza United manages the training and technical assistance strategy the organization. He is a Training and Technical Assistance lead with the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative, a national initiative funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); he informs the Intimate Partner Homicide project focused on Latino victims and funded by the Office on Violence against Women (OVW). He also collaborates on the Enhancing Access Peer to Peer project focused on language access, funded also by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). He has been a Training and Technical Assistance Lead for the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims, where he mostly led initiatives related to Cultural Responsiveness and Language Access for Immigrant, Limited English Proficient victims, and other underserved communities. He has been part of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative helping evaluate models such as LAP (Lethality Assessment Program) and DVHRT (Domestic Violence High Risk Teams). He has worked with the Translating Justice curriculum project funded by OVC for which he is one of the original trainers for the project. He has been providing training and technical assistance to culturally specific organizations and mainstream organizations alike in topics as diverse as: LGBTQ Victimization, Male Victimization, Language Access, Cultural Responsiveness, Meaningful Collaborations, etc. Prior to Esperanza United he was a consultant with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence; he is the co-founder and first and past president of Latino LinQ, a CBO based in Atlanta, GA working with the LGBTQ Latinx community. He is a Faculty Member of the Georgia Victim Assistance Academy. He is a steering committee member with the Hearing Loss Association of America-Jacksonville Chapter. He was named Grand Marshall of Atlanta Pride in 2016 for his work with LGBTQ victims of domestic violence as well his work within the LGBTQ Latinx community.