Jill J. Karofsky

Adjunct Professor


Jill Karofsky is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Office of Crime Victim Services. She was appointed to the position by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on January 3, 2011. Prior to her appointment, Jill was an Assistant Attorney General - Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutor at the Wisconsin Department of Justice. In that role, she provided training and support to Wisconsin prosecutors to enhance their prosecutions of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and related offenses.

From 2001-2010 Jill was an attorney for the National Conference of Bar Examiners where she served as the Director of Human Resources and Counsel, and the Director of Education. Jill started her career in the Dane County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney and then Deputy District Attorney. Since 2005 Jill has been an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has taught Trial Advocacy and is currently teaching a course she developed called Victims in the Legal System.

Jill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.) and the LaFollette School of Public Affairs (M.A.) Her undergraduate degree is from Duke University.

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