University of Denver

Gabrielle Davis

Legal Policy Advisor, Battered Women’s Justice Project

Gabrielle Davis is a Legal & Policy Advisor with the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Before joining BWJP, she was a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law where she founded and directed a domestic violence clinic, developed curricula, and taught courses in gender violence and feminist legal theory. She chaired the local DV coordinated community response and fatality review teams, conducted community-based research, and helped shape local domestic violence policy and practice in the civil and criminal justice systems.  

She has published extensively in the field and currently serves on the editorial review board of the Family Court Review. She co-developed the SAFeR model for DV-informed decision making, as well as training curricula to support its broad implementation, and regularly presents to local, state, national, and international audiences. Her community work has been recognized by numerous awards, including a 2009 Jefferson Award for Public Service and a 2018 Fulbright Specialist designation.