Jannette Brickman has been involved in domestic violence policy, reform, or direct service since 1992. She joined Vera in October 2010 as a senior program associate for the Supervised Visitation Initiative, which provides training and technical assistance for the national Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. Ms. Brickman works with dozens of communities around the country assisting them in their development and implementation of supervised visitation centers.
Prior to joining Vera, Ms. Brickman served as a systems advocate for the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as the executive director of the St. Louis Family Violence Council, which ran the St. Louis Family Justice Center. Ms. Brickman was also a staff and senior attorney at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Family Violence Department. While at NCJFCJ, Ms. Brickman focused on delivering technical assistance related to full faith and credit of protection orders, paying particular attention to custody and firearms provisions.
Ms. Brickman was the primary author of A Guide to Effective Issuance and Enforcement of Protection Orders and was the lead staff person to plan and implement the first national conference on firearms and domestic violence. Ms. Brickman has worked in shelters, transitional housing units, and the Fulton County Solicitor General’s office in Georgia. Ms. Brickman received her JD from DePaul University College of Law, her MA in Counseling from John Carroll University, and her BS in Journalism from Boston University.