Legal Director and Senior Attorney, National Judicial Education Program
Jennifer Becker, Esq. is Legal Director and National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) Senior Attorney. As Legal Director Jennifer develops and oversees Legal Momentum’s legal priorities, programs and strategies. She is engaged in a range of litigation, policy advocacy and education initiatives on issues related to gender-based discrimination and violence, including efforts to strengthen state gender-based violence statutes and to reauthorize the federal Violence Against Women Act as well as litigation on behalf of survivors of gender-based violence subjected to discrimination and harassment. She has spoken nationally and internationally on issues related to gender-based violence and sex-discrimination.
As NJEP Senior Attorney, Jennifer is engaged in judicial training and technical assistance efforts and has developed and presented information about sexual assault, the intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence, and teen dating violence at national and regional judicial and multidisciplinary conferences. She co-wrote an online training course Helping Sexual Assault Victims Navigate the Criminal Justice System: A Training for Victim Advocates.
Jennifer is a former sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor, having served in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office in Bronx, NY. During that time, she handled hundreds of such cases throughout all stages of the criminal justice process. Prior to joining Legal Momentum, Jennifer was the Title IX Coordinator for New York City public school system, the largest public school system in the country. In that role she was responsible for overseeing gender equity compliance, including responding to and investigating sexual harassment and misconduct in schools.
Jennifer is an active member of the New York City Bar Association Sex and Law Committee and a graduate of CUNY Law School and Quinnipiac University.