Lisalyn R. Jacobs is the CEO of Just Solutions: Bringing in justice to counteract injustice, and the former V.P. of Government Relations for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund). She has testified before congressional committees at both the state and federal levels. She has also fought for and secured needed protections for poor women and survivors of violence in a number of key federal laws including two reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act (2005 and 2013), the 2006 reauthorization of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and the 2009 amendments to the Stimulus law.
She has worked closely with the Obama Administration on a variety of criminal and racial justice matters, including policing reform, sexual and domestic violence, campus sexual assault, the school to prison pipeline, and the impact of criminal justice reform on women .
A graduate of Stanford Law School, she has appeared in/on the New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, Fox and the Huffington Post.
Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault
C-Span [December 15, 2015]
The Holtzclaw Verdict: Vindication for Women Who Did Not Report
Huffington Post [December 11, 2015]
Woman Says She Was Fired For Getting Beat Up By Her Boyfriend. She's Not Alone.
Think Progress [October 24, 2015]
College sexual assault in N.Y., by the numbers
Politico: New York [August 5, 20015]
Two Perspectives on My Brother's Keeper
Talk Poverty [September 26, 2014]
How to make it easier for abuse survivors to leave
MSNBC [September 9, 2014]
Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Al Jazeera America 
Diane Rehm Show [July 24, 2013]
NGO Leaders Sign Pledge to Show Commitment for Change
Nonprofit Quarterly [April 5, 2018]