Jennifer G. Long
CEO, Aequitas, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Lehigh University; M.G.A., J.D., University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Gentile Long (MGA, JD) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, a global project she co-founded...Continue Reading
Jennifer Gentile Long (MGA, JD) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, a global project she co-founded in April 2009. AEquitas' mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability.
Professor Long began her career by serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she prosecuted cases involving adult and child physical and sexual abuse. During her tenure in the District Attorney's Office, she was a staunch advocate for victim's rights and was part of a collaborative team that recognized the prosecutor's mandate to seek justice - and not just convictions. Her practices focused on protecting victims from the collateral consequences of participating in the criminal justice system while protecting communities from offenders.
Continuing her career in the field of criminal justice, Professor Long was a Senior Attorney at and then was appointed the Director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women at the American Prosecutors Research Institute. Professor Long authored Introducing Expert Testimony to Explain Victim Behavior in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prosecutions, widely recognized as the seminal resource on the subject for prosecutors, as well as other articles on topics ranging from intimate partner sexual assault to children witnessing domestic violence.
Professor Long also served as a volunteer child advocate through the Support Center for Child Advocacy in Philadelphia; an advocate at the Women's Resource Center in Hamilton, Bermuda; a labor and employment law attorney; and an attorney with the Department of Veteran's Affairs in Washington, DC.
As the Director of AEquitas, she continues to publish articles and provides case consultation and resources to prosecutors employed at the state, local, and federal levels, as well as all branches of the U.S. military and the Department of Defense. In addition to her work in the U.S., she has worked closely with allied justice system professionals representing several countries including Liberia, Cameroon, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Israel, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, Kenya, Rwanda, Mexico, and India where her work has included working with Fellows, developing and participating in leadership institutes and training events, and providing technical assistance. Professor Long serves as an Advisory Committee Member with the American Law Institute, an Editorial Board Member with the Civic Research Institute for the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Reports, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Professor Long graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and East Asian Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fels School of Government with a Juris Doctor degree and a Masters in Government Administration. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars.