Deborah Goelman

Executive Director of the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Inc.

Deborah Goelman is the Executive Director of the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors in inter-jurisdictional custody cases.   Previously, at the House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and at the Legal Aid Society, she represented survivors in civil legal matters.  Subsequently, at the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, Ms. Goelman drafted legal education materials for lawyers.  As the former Deputy Director of the Policy Team at the Violence Against Women Office, U.S. Department of Justice, she helped coordinate efforts to implement the Violence Against Women Act.  In 2004, Ms. Goelman published Shelter From the Storm: Using Jurisdictional Statutes to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors After the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.  As a consultant, Ms. Goelman has taught Domestic Violence Law classes for undergraduate and law students and worked with international organizations on improving institutional responses to domestic violence.