President Obama on Thursday nominated Susan B. Carbon (University of Wisconsin-Madison, DePaul University College of Law) as the director of Office on Violence Against Women at the Justice Department. Carbon has been a supervisory judge of the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division since 1996 and was first appointed to the bench in 1991.
Carbon has an extensive resume combating violence against women, serving as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, former chair of New Hampshire’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, former president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a faculty member of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence. She is also a former chair of the Firearms and Domestic Violence: A National Summit for Community Safety initiative.