Shelly L. Jackson, Ph.D., is a consultant with the Elder Justice Initiative at the US Department of Justice.  She was previously a Visiting Fellow with the Office for Victims of Crime at the US Department of Justice.  Prior to her work with the Department, Dr. Jackson was a research professor with the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.  Her teaching and research has generally focused on victims of child abuse, intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and incarcerated individuals.  She received her doctoral training in developmental psychology from the University of Vermont and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology and law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.