Northside Legal and Medical Advocate
Grissel Blackmon is the Northside Legal and Medical Advocate at Rape Victim Advocates (RVA), working out of the Ravenswood office in Chicago. She joined RVA shortly after she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Dominican University, with a double major in Clinical Psychology and the Study of Women and Gender. Currently, she is interested in furthering her education. Grissel developed her passion for advocating and delivering empowerment through her second major, the Study of Women and Gender, as a proud feminist. Grissel has also worked in many areas of youth development and child care. Grissel has undergone training in sexual assault and crisis intervention and is able to deliver advocacy services in both English and Spanish.