Louise Bauschard, MSW - Biography
Louise Bauschard is a nationally recognized survivor’s rights champion. She has thirty
years experience working as a counselor, community leader, activist and educator,
specializing in areas related to the plight of battered women caught in the criminal justice
system. Louise has appeared on Oprah, Phil Donahue and the Sally Jesse Raphael show
as an expert and author on domestic abuse and violence.
Throughout her long-term commitment to bringing peace to our communities, Louise has
developed and implemented innovative non-profits and services, recruited and trained
volunteers, mental health counseling interns and staff, raised funds through grants and
foundations, and instituted state-of-the-art university curriculum and public trainings
aimed at social change and stopping interpersonal violence in the family.
Louise is co-author, along with Mary Kimbrough, journalist of recognition, of the book,
“Voices Set Free: Battered Women Speak From Prison.” The book is an in-depth
accounting of 20 women sentenced to life in prison for killing their abusive partners.
Louise is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the recipient of the 2002 Heart of Social
Work Award from Portland State University Graduate School of Social Work, where she
provides field supervision to graduate interns.
Louise Ann Bauschard currently works as the Volunteer Services Coordinator in
Washington County Department of Corrections. There she manages the services and
supervision of graduate interns, practicum students, job training personnel and
Louise sits on a number of Boards and is the Founder of Voices Set Free, a non-profit,
tax exempt educational institute whose mission includes a national anti-violence,
restorative justice education campaign.