Millicent Shaw Phipps (she/hers) is the Director of Legal Programs with Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community. She is primarily responsible for overseeing projects of the legal department and the technical assistance and training that addresses racial justice, historical trauma, and gender-based violence when survivors from the Black community access legal systems.
Before joining Ujima, Inc., she served as the Director of the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit at the Battered Women’s Justice Project for 18 years. Millicent was also a staff attorney at the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the research, training, and technical assistance division of the National District Attorneys Association. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and is licensed in the states of Maryland and Washington.