Beatriz Collazo

Board Member

Bette Collazo joins Florida Legal Services’ team advocating for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. Bette worked for Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, a grass-roots community and environmental justice non-profit located in San Francisco challenging disparate impact discrimination based on national origin under Title VI and California anti-discrimination statutes. Her work with the disenfranchised community members reignited Bette’s passion to help fight for the rights of the most vulnerable. Bette attended Florida A&M University College of Law. After receiving her law degree, Bette worked at the Florida Department of Health in Polk County and served as a certified Guardian Ad Litem volunteer. She later joined Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) at their newly launched Helpline, assisting low-income, elderly, and other vulnerable populations on a range of issues, including; housing, consumer, public benefits, and family law. Bette subsequently began working exclusively with survivors of intimate partner, domestic, dating, stalking, and sexual violence. In 2019, Bette received her Victim Services Provider Designation from the Office of the Attorney General, which trained her specifically to work with victims of crime, including domestic and sexual violence. She also previously served as Treasurer of the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force. Bette is a member of The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Beatriz Collazo