Meet Our Staff

Jenn Doe, Executive Director

Jenn Doe began her career in victim services as a campus advocate and Violence Prevention Education Coordinator. She later worked as the Outreach Coordinator for a community based domestic violence shelter, where she provided education to high school students, volunteers, and allied organizations. She also provided training to victim advocates across Colorado during her tenure as a Trainer for the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance. Jenn became involved with the DMDVFR while completing her graduate capstone research in 2014, and served as the Fatality Review Coordinator in 2015. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from CU Denver, with a concentration in the Program on Domestic Violence.

Dr. Joanne Belknap, DMDVFR Researcher

Joanne Belknap, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder and past President of the American Society of Criminology, received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 1986. She is internationally recognized for her research on violence against women and female offenders and is working on the 6th edition of her book, The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, & Justice. Dr. Belknap served on U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s Violence Against Women Committee, gave expert testimony to the Warren Christopher Commission investigating the Rodney King police brutality incident in Los Angeles, served as a pro bono advisor on criminal justice policy for the Obama presidential campaign, and most recently provided testimony on DV in a Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C. (March 2018, see Belknap & Grant, 2018). She is the recipient of numerous research, teaching and service awards.