- NJEP's mission is to educate justice system professionals to dispel the harmful and persistent stereotypes about both sexes--women and girls and men and boys--that can undermine fairness and skew outcomes in civil, criminal, family and juvenile law cases.
- NJEP has a special focus on cases involving adult victims of sexual assault and the inersection of sexual assault and domestic violence.
AREAS OF FOCUS
- The fair adjudication of sexual assault cases (link)
- The intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence (link)
- Gender bias in the courts (link)
- NJEP defines gender bias as having three aspects:
- Stereotyped thinking about the nature and roles of women and men
- Devaluing what is perceived as "woman's work"
- Lack of knowledge of the social and economic realities of women’s and men’s lives
- NJEP uses three primary methods to effectuate its advocacy: education, (link) publications, (link) and supporting the task forces on gender bias in the courts. (link)