Clinical Director, Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles
Carol Gomez has been involved in violence against women, immigrant rights, human trafficking and social justice community organizing work for the past two decades in the US and in Malaysia.
In 2002, she founded and directed Matahari: Eye of the Day, a national Boston-based organization committed to building solidarity and creating community solutions for social justice and human rights. Her expertise includes cross community dialogue facilitation, leadership & capacity building, community organizing, anti-oppression training facilitation, clinical counseling, advocacy, curriculum development and popular education and engagement on the rights and empowerment of immigrants and communities of color.
Her work with domestic and sexual violence survivors began in 1987 in her home country of Malaysia and continues consistently till the present time since her move to the United States.
Carol has been adjunct faculty at Boston College School of Social Work and a guest lecturer at campuses across Massachusetts.
Since her move from Boston to Los Angeles in 2010, she has been practicing as a trauma-informed child and family therapist and serves as a restorative justice mediator. She has published and co-authored several reports and chapter articles on supporting survivors of violence and trauma and creating coordinated community responses in support of the healing journey of trauma survivors and their effected loved ones.