Associate Degree in Social and Behavior Science 2010
Feather River University, Quincey California
High School 1995
F.H. Butterfield High School
"The Un-Victimized Truth of Sara Kruzan " Present
Written By: Sara Kruzan
Healing Dialogue and Action 2016 – Present
Create and implement transformative justice programs to promote wellness and healing for incarcerated youth and adults. Relationship-based program with incarcerated girls and women at the Central California Women’s Facility, California Institute for Women, and Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Accompany victims who are traumas survivors using different healing modalities.
Motivational Speaker 2013- present
Speak in a wide variety of settings and audiences including social service providers, criminal justice professionals, health care providers. Topics include resilience, reintegration into community after length incarceration overcoming trauma, youth incarceration, surviving sexual abuse and trafficking.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 2016-2017
Transitional Housing Coordinator
Provided direct services to adolescent girls who have been victimized by child sex trafficking in a residential transitional housing setting. Facilitated adaptation to a healthy lifestyle under T.I.C. (Trauma Informed care) while addressing complex trauma and effects of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
Pharmacy Technician 2016
Register technician, oversaw ordering and accountability for merchandise. Opened and closed the store, allotted and cleared money count for front and pharmacy. Trained as shift supervisor and customer service representative.
Central California Women’s Facility 2013-2009
Worked directly with patrons, cataloged law books and periodicals. Played key role in team building and aided patrons with disabilities. Created an environment where patrons’ were able to use creativity and collaboration to problem-solve. Encouraged the use of technology to engage patrons, improve learning and increase access to digital resource information.
Central California Women’s 2007-2010
Facility Teacher’s Aide
Held key responsibility in maintaining and updating files, quarterly reports, and tutoring. Prepared lesson materials, bulletin board displays exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations. Presented subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures and discussions. Graded homework and test, and compute record results using answer sheets.
Central California Women’s
Administrative and Production Assistant 2005-2007
Handled administrative functions for the Superintendent for Industrial Silkscreen & Textiles Company
Completed memos, dictation, and kept up-to-date files of employees. Worked independently and within a team on special non- recurring as well as ongoing projects for the State of California. Managed and produced textile products for State of California facilities.
CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
2014 – Present ARC member
2004 - Present Mentor
2017 Presentation to BSCC Board Members regarding Title 15/24 Juvenile Regulation Revision Environmental Workgroup.
2017 Training for Probation Dept. staff on sex trafficking
2017 Training for Los Angeles County Department of Probation staff for Camp Kilpatrick
2017 Committee member for “10 by 10” a ten-year visioning process for juvenile justice reform in California
2014 Panel Member for MacArthur Foundation
2013 Victims Impact Awareness Completion 4-day workshop
2013 Certificate of Completion Life Scripting 80-hour course with Virginia Dunstone
2012-2013 Anti- Bully Advocate and Facilitator
2010- 2013 Mentor for Youth, San Diego Department of Education
2009 - 2013 Facilitated Free from Within Seminar 2013 Three day workshop based on a
curriculum created by myself designed to identify and overcome childhood traumas
2008-2013 Hip Hop Aerobics Instructor
2012 Human Rights Defender for Proposition 35 (the CASE Act)
2009-2011 Facilitator of "Building Self Awareness Facilitator of " Life Skills 2010-2012
2009 Chair for Young Woman's Group Woman of the Year Award 2009
2009 Facilitated Board Preparation workshops throughout CCWF.
2005 - Present Certified facilitator in the State of California Alternative to Violence Project (AVP)
1997 Woman's Advisory Council, Central California Women’s Facility
MEDIA AND PRESENTATIONS
2018 Preparing to Release "The Un-Victimized Truth of Sara Kruzan"
2018 #Me Too Advocate
2017 Interview with Orange County Register
2017 Interview with Jeremy Lin at Chronicle of Social Change
2017 Panel participant with Van Jones
2017 Contributor to national Parole Board Training Video
2017 Presentation for Human Rights Watch Task Force Los Angeles Ca
2017 Presentation with former probation staff with at-risk youth from La Habra High School
2017 Sojourner Interview
2016 Contracted Correspondent with Crime Watch Daily
2016 Presentation at Bishop Montgomery Catholic Highschool
2015 Presentation at Bishop Montgomery Catholic High School
2015 Presentation in Houston
2015 Presentation at Utah Law
COMMENDATIONS AND AWARDS
2014 Sheros Award
2013 Honorary award recipient for Strength and Hope, Washington, D.C.