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Steve Allen Full Biography

* Steve Allen, Esq., is the Director of Legal Services at CCS. Allen is a California-licensed Attorney whose practice is dedicated to obtaining justice for victims of interpersonal violence. Mr. Allen received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego with Departmental Honors of High Distinction. He is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Counselor and Director of Legal Services for Center for Community Solutions. CCS is a thirty-six year old social change agency offering advocacy and counseling for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. To learn more please visit www.ccssd.org.

Mr. Allen and the Legal Department staff have established collaborative relationships with numerous agencies throughout San Diego County including South Bay Community Services, Little House Family Services, the Family Justice Center, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, San Diego County Sheriffs, and others. Mr. Allen trains extensively on the legal, social, and political implications of gender-based violence. He is past Chair of the Legal Action Committee of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council; Co-Founder of the Men's Leadership Forum, Co-Chair of the Bi-national Network to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the 2004 recipient of the Andrea O'Donnell award for his advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. He is a loving and committed husband to his wife Cinthia, and dedicated father and peaceful role model to their two young boys, Garrett and Jake.

Mr. Allen has appeared in numerous media including the San Diego Union-Tribune, Frontera, El Mexicano, red social 83, The Toronto Star, San Diego Lawyer, San Diego Daily Transcript, KFMB Radio 760AM, Radio Unica 1040AM Unica al la Una, Radio Hispana 1420AM Voces de San Diego, KPBS 89.5FM These Days, local FOX, Warner Bros., ABC, NBC, and CBS television news affiliates, in Latin America on Univision (Spanish), in Canada on Global Television (Ontario), and internationally on the Judge Judy Show.


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