Becky Perkins

Biography

Becky has devoted the majority of her nearly 20-year career to advocating for sexual assault survivors and those who serve them through effective advocacy, outreach, communications, and grant management. She is excited to support the mission of Zero Abuse Project as Survivor Support Specialist.

Becky’s career began as a front-line advocate and program administrator in a local rape crisis center, where she provided advocacy to over 600 survivors, and trained and supervised over 250 volunteer victim advocates. She later went on to work at the state level in outreach and communications at the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV). There, she collaborated with a statewide committee to develop first-ever standards of service for rape crisis centers in the state, which led to increased funding for programs. She also created and facilitated a Survivor Advisory Council comprised of adult survivors of child sexual abuse from across Ohio who advocated for survivor-focused public policies. After leaving OAESV, Becky worked briefly for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Grants Section to administer Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant awards to victim service providers in the state. More recently, she served as VP of Marketing and Outreach at a local affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she supported mentoring for disadvantaged youth.

Becky is a Credentialed Advocated at the Advanced Level through the National Organization for Victim Assistance, with a specialization in sexual assault advocacy. She obtained Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Health Studies from Miami University. She is a lifelong resident of Ohio who enjoys getting away to the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf coast of Florida whenever possible.