Ruby White Starr’s focus for the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims in on anti-oppression issues and helping mainstream organizations successfully diversify their staff and work to better reach and serve underserved communities. Ruby is the President of Latinos United for Peace and Equity (LUPE) at Caminar Latino.
Ruby’s illustrious 25 year career in the violence against women’s field includes operating and leading a domestic violence shelter and transitional housing program, providing consultation and training in almost every U.S. city and territory and across Canada and South America, securing and administering over 15 million dollars in funds to improve outcomes for victims of violence, and leading the implementation of more than 50 federal projects to respond to violence against women.
Before launching LUPE, Ruby served as the Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Casa de Esperanza’s, National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN). Here, she led programs such as the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) program to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims and the Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus program to strengthen the response of institutions of higher education. Prior to the NLN, Ruby spent the bulk of more than 15 years as Assistant Director of the Family Violence Department for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). At NCJFCJ, Ruby directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody and OVW’s Safe Haven’s Supervised Visitation and Exchange Technical Assistance Program; the Adolescent Relationship Abuse Training for Judges Program; and the Federal Greenbook Initiative, an interagency collaboration to address the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment.