Maureen_SheeranMaureen Sheeran has been a leader in domestic violence prevention and services for 30 years. She is the Chief Program Officer of the Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the nation’s oldest judicial organization. She is responsible for developing and overseeing the NCJFCJ’s efforts to improve the judicial response to domestic violence and to improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence and their children involved in the family court or dependency systems. Since she helped establish the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody in 1994, she has spearheaded initiatives to design more effective approaches to working with battered women and their children.  She has provided leadership nationally on supervised visitation and exchange services that account for domestic violence. She also serves in an advisory capacity for numerous organizations and focuses on collaborative efforts that harness the resources and expertise of various professionals and organizations to achieve safe and just outcomes. She also oversees NCJFCJ’s efforts to improve the ability of judges to respond to family violence and domestic relations. Prior to joining the NCJFCJ, Ms. Sheeran provided direct services to battered women and their children and raised funds for client services for six years as the Deputy Director and Development Director for the Committee to Aid Abused Women, a community domestic violence organization.

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