Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

Senior Staff Attorney
Jennifer Becker

Jennifer is Senior Staff Attorney within Legal Momentum’s Legal Department and National Judicial Education Program (NJEP). At Legal Momentum, Jennifer is engaged a range of work aimed at ending the culture of complacency towards sexual assault in the criminal justice system and educational institutions. Jennifer is engaged in NJEP’s judicial training and technical assistance efforts and has developed and presented information about sexual assault and the intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence at national and state judicial conferences and multidisciplinary conferences. Jennifer is also engaged in Legal Momentum’s policy work on issues related to gender-based violence, criminal justice, and education, including efforts to strengthen state gender-based violence statutes and reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act. 

Jennifer is a former sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor, having served for seven years in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office in Bronx, NY. During that time she handled hundreds of such cases throughout all stages of the criminal justice process. Prior to joining Legal Momentum Jennifer was the Title IX Coordinator for the New York City public school system, a district of more than 1 million students and 135,000 employees. In that role she was responsible for overseeing gender equity compliance, including responding to and investigating sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in schools. Jennifer has developed and conducted trainings for attorneys and non-legal staff on substantive issues related to gender equity laws, discrimination, criminal law, and litigation techniques and strategies. 

Jennifer is an active member of the New York City Bar Association Domestic Violence Committee and co-chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Women in Law Committee. She is a graduate of CUNY Law School and Quinnipiac University. 

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