About Me

Public Policy Consultant: expertise in partner violence, public safety, community engagement, and cross-sector partnerships.  Public Service Professor and Research Scientist with the Center For Human Services Research, SUNY Albany.


J.D. Columbia Law School 1996

B.A. Brown University 1986

Selected Work History:

Executive Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Executive Director of the Brooklyn Family Justice Center

Director Domestic Violence Response Team, NYC, Mayor’s Office

Director, Family Court Legal Program, White Plains New York, Pace Women’s Justice Center

Selected Publications:

Why Give Violent Domestic Abusers a Gun?” 1/15/14
“Gender Bias Analysis Version 2.0: Shifting the Focus to Outcomes and Legitimacy,” 36 N.Y.U Review of Law and Social Change 4, 529 – 553 (2012)

“Q&A with Amy Barasch,” New York Law Journal, 6/8/12

“Violence is Gendered,” Women’s Review of Books, Wellesley Centers for Women, Vol. 29, Issue 1, January/February 2012
“Outside Counsel: Widespread Use of New Strangulation Law Underscores Its Necessity,” New York Law Journal, 6/14/11 (co-authored with Johanna Sullivan)

“The Nexus Between Domestic Violence and Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation,” in Lawyers Manual on Human Trafficking, Lawyers’ Committee Against Domestic Violence, 1/2011 (co-authored with Barbara C. Kryszko)


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