April 12, 2017
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Broomfield, LCSW, JD, as Director of the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination and Title IX Officer. A licensed clinical social worker and attorney, Jenn is a recent transplant to the West Coast. Previously, she served as Title IX Director for Florida State University where she trained faculty, staff and students on issues such as sex discrimination, sexual harassment, relationship violence and the process and procedures for filing a sexual misconduct report. Her responsibilities included chairing Florida State’s Coordinated Community Response Team Executive Committee and the Team’s Advisory Work Group. Among her achievements at Florida State were leadership of a campus-wide team to revise the Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy, including the creation of an online reporting tool and related websites; and organized a “Creating a Trauma-Informed FSU Community” education series. Her work at Florida State included conducting investigations of sexual assault and related complaints, and implementation of the US Department of Education’s May 2016 guidance on supporting and protecting transgender students.
Prior to her work at Florida State, Jenn’s professional experience included serving as the National Program Manager for the US Department of Veterans Affairs Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program, a new initiative to develop training for all Veterans Health Administration staff. She provided case consultations for newly appointed domestic violence coordinators. In New Mexico, Jenn was a Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist, working with victims of intimate partner violence. Her career has included work as an assistant attorney general for the Children’ Legal Services Department of the Office of the Attorney for the State of Florida, an associate at a New York law firm, and time at South Brooklyn Legal Services, Lakeside Family & Children’s Services and Victim Services – Project SMART/Safe Harbor.
Jenn brings a range of skills to the position of Director of OPHD / Title IX Officer, including expertise in restorative justice, trauma-informed investigation and adjudication, and motivational interviewing. She has served on two national committees: the White House Interagency Federal Workgroup Meeting on the Intersection of HIV, Violence Against Women, and Gender Related Health Disparities, and the Women & Trauma Federal Partners Committee. She has been an adjunct instructor at New Mexico Highlands University, Central New Mexico College, and Hillsborough Community College.
Jenn will join us on Monday, April 24.
I want to thank OPHD Associate Director Carol Rogers for her leadership as Interim Director during this transition.
Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Broomfield to UC San Diego.