Osvaldo Caballero is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Taking Back our Lives and the current President.
Osvaldo Caballero obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Degree from Northeastern Illinois University, his Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago-Jane Addams College of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Since 2007, he has worked for Metropolitan Family Services, he is the Senior Program Supervisor for the Adult Protective Services Program and created the Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange project for children and women victims of domestic violence. As the Senior Program Supervisor for the Adult Protective Services Program he is responsible for meeting the fiscal and day to day operations of the program. He assists program supervisors and case managers with the investigation and case management strategies to alleviate the abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons 18 to 59 years of age with disabilities and seniors 60 years and older who live in the community. In addition to his work with Metropolitan Family Services, Osvaldo has been an Instructor for the Social Work Program since 2010 helping Bachelor’s level social work students through their internship process and on their journey to become entry level professionals or master’s level students.
Prior to working for Metropolitan Family Services he worked for 9 years at the Social Service Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County as a Supervisor for caseworkers responsible for dealing with cases of reporting supervision and/or conditional discharge of Domestic and Family Violence, Sexual Offenses and Driving Under the Influence. Osvaldo also, worked part-time for the Illinois HIV/AIDS and STDs Hotline at Center on Halsted providing information, referrals and support to callers. Osvaldo started his social work career and interest working with intrapersonal violence at the Women’s Counseling Center of Uptown Center Hull House where he co-created and co-directed the Youth Project a high school based teen dating violence program and developed groups for children witnesses of domestic violence.
Osvaldo is passionate about exploring the intersections of intrapersonal violence, gender, trauma, substance use and mental illness. He is an active member of the Illinois Imagines – Chicago Committee, the Illinois Department on Aging Adult Protective Services Advisory Committee, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Partner Abuse Services Committee, and was a member of the Men Endorsing Non-Violence Sub-Committee for about 7 years.