Juli Ana Grant, Policy Advisor
Juli Ana Grant is a Policy Advisor in the Office on Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) at the United States Department of Justice. Prior to her position at SMART, Ms. Grant worked for the Office on Violence Against Women at the United States Department of Justice.
Prior to her work at the Department of Justice, Ms. Grant was the Manager of Sex Offense Management and Domestic Violence Programs and the Tribal Justice Exchange Project at the Center for Court Innovation where she oversaw development and implementation of sex offense management programs, specialized sex offense courts, and domestic violence courts in New York State, including: developing collaborative projects; coordinating grant writing for innovative approaches; providing training to advocates and other professionals; and participating in countywide and statewide management committees. Ms. Grant was also a part of the Tribal Justice Exchange Project team, working to ensure tribal communities had access to training and ongoing technical assistance about problem-solving community-based practices and encouraging formal collaborations between traditional tribal justice systems and state and local court systems; as well as identifying and disseminating best practices developed in Indian country that could help to strengthen public safety initiatives elsewhere in the United States. In addition, she provided technical assistance to States on domestic violence issues to help design and develop protocols, research projects, service plans, resources and techniques for documenting results.
Before joining the Center, Ms. Grant was the Director of victim services in Brooklyn Criminal, Community and Supreme Courts, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, overseeing staff providing crisis intervention, social services, restitution and child care to victims of crime. In addition to supervising staff and services, Ms. Grant participated in multiple planning committees for specialized services, expanded outreach to underserved communities, and developed early intervention projects for domestic and sexual violence victims.
Ms. Grant began her career in feminist public policy, coordinating a public outreach project bridging the gap between impact litigation and grassroots initiatives. She specialized in reproductive rights, discrimination against domestic violence victims, sexual harassment, and sexual violence issues.