Established in 1980, the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (NJEP) is a unique, award-winning project of Legal Momentum in cooperation with the National Association of Women Judges. NJEP educates judges, attorneys, and justice system professionals about the myriad ways in which gender bias and myths and misconceptions about the social and economic realtiies of women's and men's lives can undermine fairness across the spectrum of criminal, civil, family, and juveile law.
A particular forcus of NJEP's work is adult victim sexual assault and the intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence. Since its inception, the program has worked with state, federal, and tribal courts to promote the fair adjudication of these cases. NJEP creates and presents an extensive array of materials for in-person, DVD and web-based judicial education about adult victim sexual assault and co-perpetrated sexual assault and domestic violence.
NJEP also provides technical assistance for courts, judicial educators, and other professionals interested in designing education programs about gender bias in the courts, sexual assault, the intersection of domestic violence and sexual assault, and judges' role in these complex cases.