Felicia Hernandez

Felicia Hernandez

Prevention and Social Media Director

Felicia Hernandez earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University in 2012. Upon graduating, she worked for Catholic Charities as a Bilingual Youth Intervention Specialist, gaining vital tools to guide youth in care. She helped empower and build youth’s self-esteem by providing daily skill-building lessons and ensuring service plans were implemented, and feedback was provided to the service team. Felicia later transitioned to a role within the criminal justice field when she accepted a position working for Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department as a Community Supervision Officer. This position provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and knowledge of risk factors that contribute to the likelihood that an individual will be involved in the criminal justice system. While with Tarrant County CSCD, she assisted probationers/defendants in maintaining a crime-free lifestyle by effectively managing and positively motivating them, enforcing compliance with court orders, responding quickly to violations, employing a progressive sanctions model, and applying evidence-based practices to supervision strategies. Felicia was thankful for the knowledge and skills she gained as a Community Supervision Officer. However, she knew her passion was with youth, so she left Tarrant County CSCD and joined Safe Haven of Tarrant County in 2016 as a Prevention Education Specialist, where she delivered domestic violence prevention education to high school students throughout Tarrant County. After falling in love with being in the classroom, she decided to become a teacher. In 2018, Felicia obtained her teaching certification in Family and Consumer Science and became an FSC teacher at Sam Houston High School, where she taught for three years. Felicia joined The Shake Baby Alliance in July 2021 as the C.O.P.E. Educator, where she utilized her skills in curriculum development, lesson planning, relationship building, and data collection to prevent shaken baby syndrome through education to at-risk populations in the community. Felicia is now the Director of Prevention Education and Social Media and looks forward to her continued growth with The Shaken Baby Alliance.