Julie DeFranco, MSW

Consultant, CSEC Coordinator, Program Manager, San Luis Obispo County, Department of Social Services

San Luis Obispo, CA

Julie DeFranco, MSW, is currently a Program Manager with the County of San Luis Obispo. She serves as the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) coordinator, as well as the CWS lead on the Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) and Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) collaborative programs, among others. She is a CalSWEC IV-E graduate and has worked in the field of social work for twenty years, providing direct practice prior to transitioning to training and program development on county, state and national programs. Julie’s professional experience, combined with her personal history of aging out of foster care into homelessness and exploitation, solidified her commitment to serving children, families, and the field of social work by bringing awareness to and ultimately ending the exploitation and trafficking of children.