Jennifer White-Reid is the Vice President of Domestic Violence Residential and Legal Programs at Urban Resource Institute. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction, design, implementation, and operation of URI’s domestic violence emergency and transitional shelter programs, and legal services. Jennifer has over 20 years of leadership, management and advocacy experience working for the advancement of underserved children, individuals and families. She has extensive experience with project management, program development, community engagement and education, policy analysis and staff development. Prior to joining URI, she served as a Senior Staff Attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services where she represented survivors of domestic violence in matrimonial, family court and immigration proceedings. Jennifer has spoken publicly about intimate partner violence throughout her career, and has served on various boards and committees, including the Steering Committee of the NYC Coalition of Domestic Violence Residential Providers, and the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Jennifer obtained her Juris Doctorate (JD) from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar. She also obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Certificate in Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector from New York University.