Human Rights Advisory Commission
The City of Beaverton
2018 Human Rights Award
Katrina Rodriguez, Victim Services Coordinator
For her support and advocacy of the principles and spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed on December 10, 1948, by 48 member nations of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
This Declaration guarantees the rights of all the people and encompasses a broad spectrum of economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights. – The Human Rights and Resource Guide
Katrina Rodriguez has worked tirelessly as the Victim Services Coordinator through the Beaverton Police Department to provide support and guidance to victims of crimes who otherwise would not have a voice and empowers victims with knowledge and compassionate support that assists them in keeping themselves and their families safe.
Katrina Rodriguez, developed and implemented the Beaverton Police Department’s Victim Advocate Program, which consists of volunteers that are specially trained to respond and assist at scenes of domestic violence as well as other traumatic situations. She also acts as the police department’s liaison to Washington County Victims Assistance Program, Hillsboro Victim Assistance Program, and the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC).
Katrina Rodriguez, served as the coordinator of the Covenant House Faith Community, a full-time AmeriCorps Volunteer Program, based out of New York, New York. In this role, she coordinated the AmeriCorps volunteer program at Covenant House agencies located in four states that served homeless and runaway youth. She also served at SARC answering calls on the crisis line and advocating for survivors. She served SARC as a responder to local hospitals, shelters, law enforcement buildings and other areas to provide support to sexual assault survivors, and worked closely with hospital staff, law enforcement and other community partners during crisis situations. Her work also includes having served as a volunteer case manager for CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children).
Katrina Rodriguez, served globally as a Volunteer Educator for Casa Alianza Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua providing education, life skills and support for international communities.
In appreciation for her commitment to universal human rights principles the City of Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission recognizes Katrina Rodriguez for her valuable contribution to the community of Beaverton as well as her national and international service.
About the Human Rights Advisory Commission
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Powers & Duties
The commission shall:
- Examine sources of tension, practices of discrimination, or acts of prejudice by employees of the City
- Make recommendations concerning solutions to specific problems of prejudice or discrimination in the City
- Recommend action, policies, and legislation to the City Council to be considered by state and local governments
- Make reports to the City Council upon request
- Perform conciliatory services that do not conflict with the functions of any other government agency
- Promote harmonious inter-group relations within the City