Valerie Bowman, MS, RSW

Director of Domestic Violence Program and Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish

Valeri Bowman at The Wellspring

Valerie Bowman is the Director of the Domestic Violence Program as well as the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish. The Domestic Violence Program serves the 9 parishes in Northeast Louisiana and three additional parishes in Central Louisiana. The programs focus on providing a coordinated community response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Valerie has a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with a specialization in Family and Children. She has also received Certification in Dynamics of Domestic Violence from Louisiana Tech University. She recently completed the Advocacy Learning Center, a national training/certification program sponsored by the DOJ/ Office on Violence Against Women, which focused on advocacy and best practices in domestic violence programs. She has served on the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) board of directors as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President for over 10 years. Valerie is certified as an expert witness through the LCADV. She currently serves on the Committee on Quality Assurance for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. She currently chairs the SAFE Taskforce in Ouachita Parish. Valerie has been with The Wellspring since 2001.