2023 CTN Leadership Mentor – Lavinia Masters

Lavinia Masters

While being presented the Justice Department’s Crime Victims Special Courage Award in 2020, Asst. Attorney General Sullivan recognized Lavinia as “a powerful example of how someone can survive a horrific crime and use her experience to bring about justice for others.”  An Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Lavinia Masters works with individuals and various organizations to empower, educate and enlighten them about trauma and how to overcome it with purposeful living. She believes in mentoring with compassion, guiding her champions to trust the processes of discovering their full purpose beyond their past pain so that they too can empower, educate, and enlighten their communities on how to promote healing and seek justice for victims while remaining trauma-informed and survivor-centered. 

Lavinia’s honors include Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanitarian, Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, TREC Dreamers, Doers and Unsung Her Award, SSO Trailblazer Award, Family Place Texas Trailblazer “Real Life Hero Award,” George HW Bush Points of Light Award, Justice Department’s “Special Courage Award,” Edith Surgan “Victim Activist Honorary Awardee,” In the Spirit Entertainment, 2023 Woman of Excellence,” Inductee Texas Women’s Hall of Fame 2023 and the proud namesake of HEB: The Lavinia Masters Act of Texas

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