Lisalyn R. Jacobs is the CEO, of Just Solutions: Bringing in justice to counteract injustice, and the former V.P. (for 13 years) of Government Relations for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund). She has testified before congressional committees at both the state and federal levels. She has also fought for and secured needed protections for poor women and survivors of violence in a number of key federal laws including two reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act (2005 and 2013), the 2006 reauthorization of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and the 2009 amendments to the Stimulus law. She works closely with the Obama Administration on a variety of issues including campus sexual assault, workplace and other economic protections for victims of violence, criminal justice and policing reform.
Listed by Women’s Media Center for press expertise in sexual and domestic violence, civil rights, education (including Title IX and campus sexual assault).