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Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Gretta Gordy Gardner

Liaison from Ujima, Inc.: National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

Gretta Gardner, Esq., is the Deputy Director for Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, a project of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ms. Gardner’s career as a legal advisor for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking was inspired by her early work as a prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. She has worked for two decades to help shape guidelines, policies, and procedures that jurisdictions can use to end intimate partner violence and best practices for prevention and intervention in legal systems and community-based programs.

Ms. Gardner is Core Faculty for Establishing Expertise as an Expert Witness with the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; sits on the Board of Trustees for Garrison Forest School; is licensed to practice law in DC, MD, TX, and the Supreme Court of the United States; is a certified mediator, and belongs to a multitude of local, state, and national committees that address violence against women and their children.