Military Advocacy Program Coordinator
The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is a national resource center on the civil and criminal justice system response to intimate partner violence (IPV). BWJP’s Military Advocacy Project provides technical assistance on improving responses to IPV involving active duty, Reserve, and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their families, including effective coordination between the military and civilian interventions in these cases. Under federal contracts, BWJP conducts trainings on related issues and provides on-site consultation to jurisdictions around the country seeking to improve victim safety and offender accountability.
- Develop and manage projects to increase the capacity of community-based victim advocates, lawyers, other providers, and programs to address IPV and sexual assault involving military personnel, veterans, and their families.
- Provide subject matter expertise on military and veteran-related IPV, sexual assault, and military/civilian coordinated community response.
- Maintain accurate records and prepare periodic reports to funders.
- Monitor legal, military, veteran, and public policy developments nationwide that affect civil/criminal justice responses to IPV and sexual assault involving military personnel, veterans, and their families.
- Participate in the national dialogue about the intersection of IPV and combat-related conditions and accountability for military and veteran IPV offenders.
- Develop a best practice model for responding to IPV when there are co-occurring combat-related conditions.
- Organize and moderate webinars and audio-conferences.
- Present at national conferences.
Collaboration and Communication
- Collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders from the military, veteran, and civilian communities.
- Develop and maintain website content, and moderate and monitor listservs.
- Update and maintain eLearning course content.
- Write articles for national publications.
- Develop and maintain a network of subject matter experts to serve as resources for victim advocates serving military-related victims. Field calls and provide technical assistance on a wide range of topics related to IPV.