"Julie is, without a doubt, one of North America's most knowledgeable, dynamic, and passionate advocates for women and children victimized by family violence. Her own personal life experience, combined with years of work in the field of domestic violence, have served to broaden her perspective on the many and various issues related to DV. I highly recommend her as a teacher, trainer, advocate, researcher or counselor."
Dr. Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Sociology Instructor, University of New Brunswick
"Julie and I have served together on the board of Peace and Safety in the Christian Home (PASCH) for the last seven years. During that time I have seen Julie's dedication and commitment to assisting victims of domestic violence through her work for the state of N.C., her work at PASCH, and authoring articles on domestic violence. She is also a top class speaker, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. I cannot imagine anyone who understands the area of domestic violence better than Julie, and who is able to apply this knowledge in real situations."
Victoria Fahlberg, Sports Psychology Consultant
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
"I have not only had the pleasure of being educated by Julie at many conferences where she has skillfully and professionally taught on the effects of Domestic Abuse, but have also been fortunate to have had many one-on-one interactions with her as she has advised me on the best practices for our agency. Her expertise on the subjects of domestic violence, sexual assault and PTSD has been vital to the education of the advocates in our agency. Julie is an engaging public speaker and has been instrumental in helping our community understand the devastation of domestic assault."
Rhonda Encinas, Executive Director, Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women
"Julie is an invaluable asset to the Council for Women. As a minister, I have called on Julie several times and she is always available to provide assistance and information. She is a subject matter expert when it comes to dealing with Domestic Violence. Her resources are extensive, her passion is undeniable, and her pursuit for justice is relentless. Julie is a good person to know when you need help; and she is always there when it matters most."
Yvonne McJetters, M.Div, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist-Veteran (CPSS-V);
U.S. Military Veteran & Consultant
"For many years I have had the pleasure to work alongside Julie Owens in domestic violence advocacy work. She is passionate, knowledgeable, resourceful and dynamic. I give her a five star rating. My only disappointment is that I do not have the opportunity to collaborate with her more often."
Nancy Nason-Clark, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick (Canada); Acting Chair, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research
"Julie is a wealth of knowledge concerning violence against women and the impact on their lives and their families. She is recognized nationally as an authority - both as a speaker and a trainer on various aspects of violence against women and the resulting trauma. I would highly recommend Julie as a consultant, speaker, trainer. Miss working directly with her in NC."
North Carolina Council for Women
"I saw Julie Owens speak at the NC NOW conference and she blew me away. I have always been a feminist, but the ideas and facts she was presenting were enlightening and even shocking. Her background and experiences are incredible and her ability to convey a very important message and to address the very heavy issues of domestic violence are astounding. She reached me and many others that day, and I can highly recommend Julie for speaking or training engagements."
Melanie Wood, University Student Advisor
"Julie Owens is an amazing trainer and speaker. She has the perfect combination of clinical, professional experience in the field of interpersonal violence along with the perspective of the victim/survivor. Her personal story is riveting and will increase your understanding of how a relationship begins to unravel in the face of speaking back to power and control. She has a multi-cultural, faith-based and international perspective on addressing violence in the home and is is able to tailor her information to her audience. She is collaborative, research-based, reflective, thoughtful, energetic and humorous in her presentations. Even if you think you know a great deal about this issue you will come away from her trainings with an increased understanding of the problem."
Luana Nery, Human Services Professional, Vancouver, WA
"Julie's knowledge of domestic violence and issues related to this area are amazing. Her ability to help others and empower women speaks to the direct issues that women face in Domestic Violence. Julie is an awesome leader with a heart for hurting people."
Rev. Floretta Watkins, Pastor, Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte NC
"I planned and hosted a ‘Domestic Violence and the Church’ seminar in Sept of 2013 and Julie Owens MADE the event! Not only was she a key presenter, and essential for laying the grown work to help participants understand exactly what DV is, but she also connected me to all the other speakers that contributed to the event. Julie is knowledgeable, well connected, and an expert at what she does. She is someone you NEED on your team!"
Jessica Moser, Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Ministries
"Julie brilliantly leads and guides with courage, compassion, grace, faith, wisdom, and humor. She is an inspiration and role model to abuse survivors around the world."
Anne Caroline Drake, MBA/JD; CEO, Navigating Uncharted Waters
"Julie Owens is a dedicated advocate for survivors of domestic violence. She leverages hard-earned connections across the region to ensure that individuals receive the vital services for which they are qualified, and is generous with personal compassion to start the healing process."
Jill Warren Lucas, Former Communications Director, NC Department of Administration