Kristine Lizdas

Position: Legal Policy Director for the Battered Women’s Justice Project

Kristine Lizdas is Legal Policy Director for the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP), a national resource center on domestic violence. She oversees BWJP’s national custody and protection order projects, as well as BWJP’s National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms and the associated Safer Families, Safer Communities project. Kristine writes and teaches on the implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm prohibitions, gender discrimination issues, criminal and family law practice, and restorative justice. Kristine has served as faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, the Center for Court Innovation, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Kristine has represented clients through the Volunteer Family Law Program of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and asylum applicants with Advocates for Human Rights. She is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Illinois.

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