Anneliese Brown has been working to address domestic and sexual violence for over 10 years. She currently serves as a senior program associate for the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety. As a member of the Accessing Safety Initiative team, she works closely with collaborations striving to improve services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence who have disabilities or are Deaf. She’s also a member of the Supervised Visitation Initiative team, and in this role has supported over 30 communities seeking to create or enhance visitation and exchange services that address the unique safety needs of victims of domestic violence and their children.
Anneliese has over 8 years of experience providing technical assistance and training to communities receiving funding through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), both through her work at the Vera Institute of Justice and as a former employee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, where she oversaw the development of the Guiding Principles for OVW’s former Supervised Visitation Grant Program. She has also coordinated statewide efforts in Vermont to improve the response of the criminal and civil justice systems to domestic and sexual violence, including providing advocacy services to incarcerated women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.
Anneliese has presented to national audiences on a variety of issues related to domestic and sexual violence, including supervised visitation and exchange, developing policies that account for victim safety, creating and sustaining successful collaborations, and providing accessible services to victims with disabilities and Deaf victims. Her work is grounded in her experience serving victims and children in Maine, Vermont, Alaska, and California. Anneliese has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and psychology from Bates College in Maine.