Jennifer Brobst

Director – Center for Child & Family Health

Jennifer Brobst

Jennifer Brobst


LL.M., Victoria University
J.D., University of San Diego
B.A., University of Cape Town


Jennifer Brobst has served as the Director of the Legal Program at the Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) in Durham since 2006.  The Legal Program works with law student interns supporting the Center’s many medical and mental health client services and professional training programs, including expert witness preparation, legislative monitoring and pro bono legal resource referral.  The Center is a collaborative nonprofit with research faculty from Duke University, North Carolina Central University School of Law (NCCU), and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and nursing, child development and abuse prevention staff from Child and Parent Support Services in Durham.

Prof. Brobst teaches courses at NCCU in Domestic Violence Law, Scientific Evidence, Evidence, Professional Responsibility and Children and the Law.  Her law review and book publications have focused on the legal needs of crime victims as well as the admissibility of evidence.  She has presented nationally and internationally to legal and multidisciplinary audiences on the legal rights of children and adolescents.

She formerly served as the first Clinical Supervising Attorney for the NCCU Domestic Violence Clinic (2004-2006), Training Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2002-2004), Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in South Bend, Indiana (1999-2000), and Child Forensic Interviewer, Juvenile Prosecutor and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator at the child advocacy center The Casie Center (1998-1999).  Her previous government appointments include membership on the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substances Abuse Services as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Rules Committee, and on the North Carolina Commission on Domestic Violence.  She has been a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, North Carolina Women United, Legal Aid of Durham Advisory Council, and served as President of the Durham Orange Women Attorneys.



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Contact Information

Office: CCFH, 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Suite 908, Durham, N.C. 27701
Phone: 919-419-3474 ext. 401
Fax: 919-419-9353