Director of Policy and Justice Initiatives
Juley Fulcher, Ph.D.IMG_4469

Dr. Juley Fulcher joined Men Can Stop Rape in December 2016 as the organization’s first Director of Policy and Justice Initiatives. She works with a broad range of non-profit, governmental, corporate, educational organizations, and institutions to identify intersections and advance common policy priorities and goals for the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence. Dr. Fulcher is a psychologist, attorney, and nationally recognized expert in violence against women and the human rights of women and youth. She has more than 20 years of experience providing prevention programming and direct services addressing violence against women; developing and analyzing policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives; conducting coalition building and committee leadership activities; and providing technical assistance and expert guidance to a wide range of governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations.

A central aspect of her work throughout her career has been building coalitions and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of organizations, services providers, government agencies, schools and universities, and others in order to create systems change. As a member of the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Dr. Fulcher chaired or co-chaired a number of committees within the Task Force including the legislative drafting committee for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorizations in 2000, 2005, and 2013, along with the college campus committee, children & youth committee, LGBTQ committee, and underserved populations committee.

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Prior to joining Men Can Stop Rape, Dr. Fulcher founded and managed the Washington, DC, offices of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Break the Cycle. In both cases, she built the offices into multi-departmental structures conducting a wide variety of activities, including policy and best practices development, grassroots outreach, lobbying strategy, training and technical assistance, and direct legal services. Dr. Fulcher worked with prosecutors, police, and judges to develop a specialized domestic violence court in the District of Columbia Superior Court. She served as the staff attorney and Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, and later Visiting Professor, for the Georgetown Domestic Violence Clinic. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence for nine years and served as Chair of the Board for six years.

Dr. Fulcher often has been called upon by congressional staff and staff within the White House, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies to provide information and guidance on proposed legislation, legislative history, interpretation of legislation, and complex policy and operational issues. She has provided extensive guidance and technical assistance on federal program development, including programming on domestic and dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking intervention and prevention, campus violence, runaway and homeless youth, emergency and transitional housing, and women’s health, among others. She has worked very closely with Congress and various departments within the Administration in writing and passing legislation to address sexual and domestic violence prevention and intervention, federal crimes, civil rights, tribal jurisdiction, legal services, military service programs, youth and child welfare issues, and the specialized needs of communities of color, people with disabilities, individuals in later life, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, among others. Dr. Fulcher has testified before Congress and the District of Columbia City Council on numerous occasions. She has organized and spoken at a number of Congressional briefings; has done extensive public speaking in the U.S. and other countries in both English and Spanish; and has been interviewed many times by the media including CNN, Fox News, and CBS News. Dr. Fulcher has been extensively published and has served on the Editorial Board of Sexual Assault Report, as well as the Board of Advisors for Domestic Violence Report.

A native of South Carolina, Dr. Fulcher earned her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. For more than twenty-five years, she has taught college courses, serving as a part-time faculty member of the School of Public Administration at the University of Colorado, the Women & Gender Studies Department at Georgetown University, the Women & Politics Institute of American University, and the Psychology Department of Towson University.