Margaret Ochoa

Margaret Ochoa, J.D., is the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Specialist for the Colorado School Safety Resource Center in the Department of Public Safety. She provides resources for school personnel, students, and their communities to identify, prevent, and respond to sexual abuse and assault. Since she joined the team in 2016, she has trained thousands of youth-serving professionals on understanding and responding to the sexual behaviors of children, identifying and responding to sexually predatory behavior, satisfying statutory obligations to report abuse, and juvenile sexting and dating violence prevention. Related to these safety concerns, Ms. Ochoa also trains on Cyber Safety and Threat Assessment. Previously, Ms. Ochoa worked as an Assistant County Attorney in Jefferson County, Colorado, where she represented the Department of Human Services in all aspects of child protection.