Anneliese Brown

Anneliese Brown has been working to address domestic and sexual violence for over 15 years. She currently serves as a project director for the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS). 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. In addition, she oversees CVS’s work to enhance victim services to better reach and meet the needs of crime victims with disabilities and Deaf crime victims as part of the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims.

Anneliese has over 10 years of experience providing technical assistance and training to communities receiving funding through the Department of Justice, 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 the Office on Violence Against Women’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 and victimization, including providing accessible services to victims with disabilities and Deaf victims, working with students with disabilities and Deaf students who experience domestic and sexual violence on college campuses, supervised visitation and exchange in cases of domestic violence, developing policies that account for access and victim safety, and creating and sustaining successful collaborations. 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.