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Meet Our Team

 

Suzanne Hamilton, LCSW, Executive Director

Suzanne has worked in the field of intimate partner violence since 2016, where she first started her career at the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office serving as the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Coordinator. In this role, Suzanne guided and assisted victims and survivors of domestic and dating violence throughout the criminal justice process.

Suzanne is a two-time LSU graduate with an undergraduate degree in political science and a master’s degree in social work with a specialization in behavioral health. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Suzanne provides supervision, guidance, and mentoring to graduate level interns and is committed to developing future social workers.

Suzanne is involved in educating and training about intimate partner violence and the complexities that arise for victims and survivors of these crimes. She has played important roles in coordinated community responses to domestic violence intervention and prevention, having led the Victim Services Workgroup for the Stop the Loss Initiative and serving as a member of the LSU Athletics Council on Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Suzanne is passionate and committed to ensuring that high quality, trauma informed services are provided to victims and survivors of domestic violence in the community she serves.

Direct Line: (225) 239-7812     Email: shamilton@cafjc.org

 

 


 

 

Zakeyah Trahan, Client Advocate

Zakeyah attended Louisiana State University, where she obtained a degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology in 2021. For many years, she worked at the Family and Youth Service Center, making her well connected to the available resources within the community. Before joining the family justice center team, Zakeyah worked as a case manager, working with children, adults, and families providing direct services through Community Psychiatric Support & Treatment (CPST) and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) services.

Zakeyah has been trained in Victim Assistance and Advocacy through the Office of Victims of Crime with the Department of Justice. Her strong desire and passion to serve others makes the CAFJC the perfect agency for her.  She meets clients where they are and provides a supportive and empowering environment to allow for growth and healing. Zakeyah is excited to work collaboratively with the community to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence.

Direct Line: (225) 239-7870     Email: ztrahan@cafjc.org