Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Community Services Director’s Office
Teresa has worked in social services for over 40 years, spending the last 17 years in domestic and sexual violences. Much of her work has been focused upon system development, service delivery, and multi-disciplinary collaborative efforts. To support those efforts she has done extensive training, developed curriculum, written policy, facilitated state and local cross-discipline teams, and promoted self-advocate engagement.
Ms. Tudor’s commitment to improving the identification of and response to violence against people with disabilities extends beyond Illinois. She previously served as an associate board member for End Violence Against Women International. Teresa participated in the expert meeting in Cartegna, Columbia sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund and Women Enabled International. The expert group developed a Standards and Implementation Tool for service provision for women and young people with disabilities. She has presented at national and state conferences including Battered Women’s Justice Project, Crime Victims with Disabilities National Conference, VERA Institute of Justice National Disability Conference, National Organization of Victims Assistance, National Sexual Assault Conference, End Violence Against Women International, and Guam kNOw More conference. Additionally she presented at the Congressional Staff Briefing on Victimization of Children and Adults with Disabilities.