Jessica Jones is the Women's Refugee Commission’s Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson to work with the Migrant Rights and Justice Program on children's issues for two years.
Shortly before joining the Women's Refugee Commission in September 2011, Jessica completed her J.D. at Temple University’s Beasley’s School of Law, which she attended on a public interest scholarship. She has a wealth of experience in juvenile justice, child welfare and immigration law, having worked for nearly four years as a case manager, paralegal specialist and educational advocate within the Juvenile Rights Practice of the New York Legal Aid Society. In addition, Jessica clerked for the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, working on legislative advocacy, report-writing, and litigation projects surrounding juvenile justice. While completing her final year of law school, she worked as a student attorney on francophone asylum cases in Philadelphia. Jessica also has experience working on international issues, having researched humanitarian issues while a short-term fellow at ChildFund International and as a Peace Corps youth development volunteer in Morocco.