Michelle Flowers has been a Victim Advocate in Brevard County for 21 years. She was first introduced into the field as a Victim Advocate in the Early Crisis Intervention Unit at the Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit. After her first year Michelle was promoted to the position of Lead Domestic Violence Victim Advocate where she remained for three years. Michelle is the Founder and President/CEO of Perfect Love, Inc., a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women and men to leave abusive relationships, prevent destructive behaviors amongst our youth, and to strengthen and preserve lives, families and communities nationwide through education, training, advocacy and the Word of God. She is also the Founder, Writer and former Host of a weekly Radio Talk Show entitled Michelle’s HAVEN, discussing topics to educate and empower women and men to leave abusive relationships. Michelle also enjoys encouraging and empowering women to arise and be all God created them to be through her YouTube channel: Modern-Day Deborah: Voice For The Voiceless.
Michelle has been the Victim Advocate for the Titusville Police Department for the past 15 years. Since her employment she has served thousands of victims of crime with the majority of them being domestic violence victims. She was selected by Florida Today to serve on a panel of experts in the field of Domestic Violence in a community event entitled, “Conversations on Domestic Violence” and was also interviewed by Fox 35 News regarding her position as a Victim Advocate and the subject of Protection Orders.
Michelle provides additional services to the community outside her job duties such as speaking on the subject of domestic and dating violence to local high school and college students and speaking to younger students at middle and elementary schools, inspiring them to achieve their goals. She also partnered with the Center for Drug Free Living – Frances Walker Halfway House to mentor girls as a part of their Restorative Justice Program. Michelle worked in youth ministry for many years and served as an Assistant Pastor for 12 years.
Michelle was awarded the NAACP Unsung Hero Award in 2016 for her work in the community. She was awarded the Office of the State Attorney’s Victim Advocate of the Year Award in 2002 and 2012, the City of Titusville Employee of the Month Award in October 2012, the Titusville Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Quarter Award in 2006 and was nominated for the Office of the Attorney General Outstanding Victim Advocate Award in 2009 and 2011. She also received a Certificate of Honor in recognition of her selfless dedication and compassionate efforts in serving the victims of the Pulse Shootings in Orlando, FL.
Michelle has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management/Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management. She is also a Licensed Florida Department of Law Enforcement Instructor. Michelle graduated from the Eastern Florida State College Police Auxiliary Academy in January 2011. She also served her country for three years as a soldier in the United States Army.
Michelle is currently a member of the Brevard County Domestic Violence Task Force and served as the Chairperson for three years. She is also a member of the Brevard County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. She served as a member of the Brevard County Women’s Center Sexual Assault Victim Services Board, Center for Drug Free Living – Frances Walker Halfway House for Girls Advisory Board and was a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team.