Sarita Green, LMSW has worked for Fearless! Since 2010, she is currently serving as the associate director. In this capacity, she oversees all services and programs provided within the agency: including the Family Justice Center, therapeutic counseling program and legal services program; community-based collaborations with law enforcement, child welfare, social services, and the district attorney’s office; and the agency’s 17-bed emergency shelter. In addition, she provides direct supervision to all of the agency’s program directors and clinical supervision to social work interns within the agency. Over the past 18 years, Sarita has worked to develop and strengthen the programs and services available to survivors of domestic violence, teen dating violence and human trafficking at a local and statewide level.
Sarita has experience in direct advocacy, residential services, systems-based advocacy, therapeutic counseling, policy development, program implementation, and staff development and supervision. She is passionate about supporting individuals and families in living free from all forms of violence and abuse as well as providing opportunities for mentorship and coaching to staff and interns. She has also provided support to youth in foster care and adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities as well as provided therapy to young people experiencing crisis and their families. Sarita began training with the Safe & Together Model New York Advocacy Institute in 2014 and became a certified trainer in 2016. She has worked closely with Child Services in Orange County to ensure training and integration of the model for all caseworkers. Sarita has previously served on the board of directors for the New York State Coalition against Domestic Violence and is currently on the Orange County Disaster Mental Health Team. Prior to the working for Safe Homes, Sarita spent eight years working with victims of domestic violence in Dutchess County, where she also lives with her partner and their four children.