Charlene “Charlie” Whitman-Barr (JD) is an Associate Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women. As an Associate Attorney Advisor, she conducts research; develops training materials, resources, and publications; and provides technical assistance for prosecutors and allied professionals. Professor Whitman-Barr began working with AEquitas in January 2010, as a legal intern assisting with research on various projects and publications.

Prior to joining AEquitas, Professor Whitman-Barr participated in the Families and the Law Clinic representing clients in the Family Court division of the D.C. Superior Court. She also participated in the D.C. Law Students in Court Clinic providing representation to indigent criminal defendants charged in the juvenile court and the misdemeanor branch of the D.C. Superior Court.

Professor Whitman-Barr’s prior experience also includes research on child protection laws in and around countries in the Middle East region during an internship with the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She also spent time as an intern in the Special Victim’s Unit in the Office of the District Attorney in Robeson County, North Carolina where she focused on the development and implementation of a coordinated community response to child abuse.

Professor Whitman-Barr received her BA in political science and art history from the University of Rochester and her JD from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia Bar.