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Executive Director

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Meg Baldwin, J.D.
Executive Director

Meg Baldwin is the Executive Director of Refuge House, the domestic and sexual violence center serving the eight county Big Bend area. She has served in this role since 2005.  Prior to joining Refuge House, Meg was an Associate Professor of Law at the Florida State University College of Law, specializing in women's rights, violence against women, and prostitution.

Meg is a nationally recognized expert on the legal, social, and advocacy issues facing prostituted women and children. She was instrumental in creating one of the first advocacy and support agencies for women seeking to escape and heal from prostitution.  Meg drafted the first state legislation to provide civil remedies for women coerced in prostitution against perpetrators, which has become the model for legislation adopted in other states.

Meg was the 2008 recipient of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Warrior for Women Award, and the 2010 recipient of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meg serves on the Board of Directors of United Partners for Human Services and the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Big Bend.  Meg has served on the Board of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, the National Advisory Board of the FCADV Trafficking Project, and was an advisor to the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Commission. She is a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.