Teresa Téllez-Girón

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Teresa Téllez-Girón
Community Restorative Court Program Bilingual Bicultural Program Leader

Ms. Téllez-Girón was the first member of her family to come to the United States. After studying International Relations at the” Universidad Femenina” in Mexico, she decided to come to the United States to learn English. She found love here in the United States and ended up staying and starting a family. She always had a passion for helping children and families. One of her first jobs in the US was working at Centro Hispano where she focused on assisting with the creation of programs to improve the lives of Latino Families in Dane County. Now for over 26 years, she has worked for Dane County Human Services as a Social Service Specialist for Youth Justice, Child Protective Services and for Joining Forces for Families. A year ago, she decided to be part of the Community Restorative Court Program as a Bilingual Bicultural Program Leader. Ms. Téllez-Girón has been the co-chair of the Latino Children and Families Council in Madison for the past 20 years and under her leadership several annual community initiatives have been created. She is also one of the founders of the Dane County Latino Support Network, which is an organization serving to address a variety of needs for the Latinx Community in Dane County. Ms. Téllez-Girón has served on over 20 boards and committees in the State of Wisconsin. She has received multiple awards. Some of the most relevant are: Woman of Distinction Award with the YWCA, Centro Hispano’s Pioneer of the Year, United Migrant Opportunity Services’ Family of the Year, just to name a few.