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Charlotte A. Watson

New York State Unified Court System
Executive Director, New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
White Plains, NY, USA


CHARLOTTE A. WATSON serves as Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases and Executive Director of the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts. She develops educational and training programs for local and state courts and creates economic, technological solutions for delivering high quality training across multiple venues and provides technical assistance to domestic violence and human trafficking courts. Ms. Watson brings over thirty-five years of leadership experience in addressing violent crimes against women. She has been instrumental in strengthening New York’s laws on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

Her career began in Texas as a founder of one of the first programs to meet the needs of victims of rape and domestic violence. She moved to New York in 1986 to serve as Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place, an internationally recognized domestic violence organization. She served on the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors, chairing the legislative committee and on the Advisory Board of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women. In 1999, she was appointed by the Governor to serve as the Executive Director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and later as the State Refugee Coordinator and Senior Advisor on Human Trafficking to the Governor. While working in the governor’s office, she crafted the New York State response to human trafficking and in 2006, organized the first statewide conference on human trafficking bringing together stakeholders from every sector to begin building a coordinated effort for change in New York. She joined the Unified Court System in 2007.

Ms. Watson has created numerous coalitions and collaborations during her career to bring about unprecedented partnerships and change. She was one of the first in the country to involve men in the effort to end domestic violence and partnered with the NY Giants and the NY Yankees in this effort. She has been on numerous television and radio programs and quoted in many newspapers. Ms. Watson was named by Gannett Newspapers as one of the 100 Most Influential Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Citizens of the 20th Century, listed in Who’s Who of American Women; Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals; Who’s Who in the World and cited in the Congressional Record. She was honored by the Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence with the In the Trenches Award and has been named one of New York’s New Abolitionists.

Charlotte A. Watson is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Chapter 3: Interviewing and Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors, The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim, 6th Edition (2015) - Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017, Friday, February 03, 2017
Chapter 9: Litigating Family Offense Proceedings, The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim, 6th Edition (2015) - Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017, Friday, February 03, 2017
Chapter 11: Prosecuting a Domestic Violence Case: Looking Beyond the Victim’s Testimony, The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim, 6th Edition (2015) - Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017, Friday, February 03, 2017
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
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