Jennifer Decker

Program Associate at Vera Institute of Justice

Jennifer works as a Program Associate for the Center on Victimization and Safety. She works with collaborations striving to improve services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence who have disabilities or are Deaf. She brings many years of experience in providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well working with individuals and communities to enhance disability advocacy efforts.

Prior to joining Vera, Jennifer worked for Granite State Independent Living (GSIL), New Hampshire’s only independent living center. In this capacity, she worked alongside individuals with disabilities to address advocacy challenges within their daily lives. She also represented GSIL, and the needs individuals with disabilities, on community-based committees, focused on issues directly impacting those with disabilities.

Jennifer’s work with survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual began in the late 1990’s. Currently, she works after hours for a crisis line. In this capacity, she can maintain a connection to direct service work, while also providing logistical and emotional support to the volunteers who engage in crisis intervention with survivors.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Maine, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire.