Nicole Battle

Nicole Battle is a program manager with Vera’s Reshaping Prosecution program, working with elected prosecutors across the country to end mass incarceration, address racial disparities, and make their offices more accountable. She serves as the staff lead for the Black Women Lead initiative, which supports Black women prosecutors who face racialized and gendered backlash due to their effort to transform the system.

Prior to joining Vera, Nicole served as an assistant United States attorney in Washington, D.C. for six years. Nicole handled cases in federal and local court, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other violent crime cases. In her final year, Nicole helped spearhead a group of prosecutors to compile proposals to address internal and external racial disparities and strengthen the Office’s relationship with the community. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Nicole clerked on the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Nicole received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and her BA from American University, with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish.