Nina Balsam is the St. Louis County Program Director for the University of Missouri Extension. She also teaches classes in Domestic Violence and Restorative Justice at local universities, and consults on domestic violence, restorative justice, and nonprofit management and law for courts and nonprofits. She is currently assisting Lincoln County plan for the implementation of a Domestic Violence Court and is working with the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court to convene Domestic Violence Victim Impact Panels. Her previous work experience includes Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, where she co-authored and argued as amicus curiae for the constitutionality of the Missouri Adult Abuse Law and was instrumental in starting the Lasting Solution Project; the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as its first Legal Director; and the Center for Women in Transition, where she implemented the Missouri Restorative Justice Initiative. She has co-authored a number of law review articles, including “Examining the Use of Restorative Justice in Domestic Violence Cases”. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law and her Master’s Degree in Human Service Agency Mangement from Lindenwood University.
Domestic Violence & the Law