Jodie Roure

Jodie Roure

Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women, Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender in the US, Mass Incarceration
Associate Professor, Project Investigator and Director of the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at JJC, and Director at the University of Houston Law Center Pre-law Pipeline Program at JJC
Phone number: 
212.237.8672
Room number: 
8.63.05NB

Education

PhD    University at Buffalo-State University of New York
JD      Western New England University School of Law
BA      Rutgers University-Douglass College

Bio

Professor Roure is an Associate Professor in the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY where she has taught for over 17 years and is also a Special End Mass Incarceration Campaign Fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union for three years. She is the lead organizer, founder, and CEO of Hurricane Maria Assistance & Relief Institutional Alliance, Inc. (Hurricane MARIA), Hurricane MARIA, Inc., (formerly known as an effort named Doctors for Maria Relief) which was incorporated for the chariatable purpose of aiding persons who are victims of natural disasters occurring in Puerto Rico or elsewhere in the Caribbean. Doctors for Maria Relief, now Hurricane MARIA, Inc., is a humanitarian aid medical relief effort post hurricane Maria which provided medical, food, and other donation relief efforts throughout the island of Puerto Rico in October with over 25 doctors, nurses and other volunteers from across the United States .[1]  Dr. Roure also served as a Scholar in Residence at the Inter American University School of Law, Puerto Rico, from 2012-2013 where she taught and also worked with the Puerto Rico Judicial System on a study of the processing of domestic violence cases.  She has been featured on VICE as an expert for her work on domestic violence in Brasil. She teaches in the areas of domestic violence/gender rights, criminal justice, international human rights, international criminal justice, race, class and ethnicity in the United States, and Latina/o Studies.  She is also the John Jay College Founder, Project Investigator, and Director of the St. John’s Law School Prep Program where she has assisted in securing the admissions and matriculation of hundreds of low income and underrepresented students into law school and graduate school for the past 17 years.  She has recently expanded this work to diversify the legal profession and become the Director of the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program at John Jay College.

Dr. Roure has conducted extensive research in the area of human rights including violence against women.  She has focused her research on issues of violence against women and girls in Brasil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States, the case studies for the book she is currently writing.  Dr. Roure is an expert witness and global government consultant in this area. Her work has been showcased on media including national and international TV/media and newspapers articles.  She also conducts extensive research on pipeline education, race, class ethnicity and gender in the United States with a global comparative perspective as a means towards eradicating poverty globally.  She presents frequently at the United Nations.  Her UN presentation highlights include the UN Commission on the Status Against Women 57, 59, and 61, as well as at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, moderating at the UN General Assembly 68 on State Responsibility for Eliminating Violence Against, and she has provided educational trainings at the UN International Criminal Court on the Approaches to Gender Based Prosecution and Prison Project Studies.

Dr. Roure’s publication highlights include: Human Rights Quarterly Law Journal (August 2010); Roure, J. Domestic Violence in Brazil: Examining Obstacles and Approaches to Promote Legislative Reform. Columbia Human Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).; Roure, J. Achieving Education Equity and Access for Underrepresented Students in the Legal Profession. Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).; Roure, J. The NCLB, Race, Ethnicity, Class and Diversity: Creating a High School to Law/Graduate School Pipeline for Underrepresented Students. In M. Dyson. Ed. Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equity for America’s Children. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.; Roure, J.G. Book Review of C. R. Soltero. Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Texas: University of Texas Press 2006. Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies XX (1): 249-52.;  Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence in Latin America: Implementing International Human Rights Law and Principles. (University of Pennsylvania Press Human Rights Series under book contract).

Professor Jodie G. Roure graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a minor in Spanish.  She is a former United States Supreme Court intern.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts. She also studied International Human Rights Law Protection in San Jose, Costa Rica at the University of Costa Rica Law School.  In Costa Rica, she spent time among the Bri Bri Indigenous tribe.  She obtained her Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo-SUNY in Transnational Studies, formerly American Studies, majoring in Intercultural Studies and International Human Rights and is an Arturo A. Schomburg Fellow.  Her doctoral dissertation is entitled International Human Rights Law as a Resource in Combating Domestic Violence: Transcending Legal, Social and Cultural Obstacles in Brasil and the United States.  Her publications include: Roure, J. Gender Justice in Puerto Rico: Domestic Violence, Legal Reform and International Human Rights.  She has received many distinguishing awards.

 Prior to John Jay College she worked for the Administrative Office of the New Jersey State Judiciary, the University at Buffalo-State University of New York, where she now resides as a Board Member on the Deans’ Advisory Council, and at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Campus. 

 

[1] The mission provided a varied array of medical services which supported Puerto Rican doctors and volunteers at clinics, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, drug rehabilitation clinics, provided door to door relief in the mountainous regions and harder to reach flooded areas, including surgery at Centro Medico.  It also provided medicines to animal shelters in need.  The effort serviced hundreds of people in 16 municipalities throughout the worst hit parts of the island, thousands through donations of medicine and medical supplies, and has offered the government and medical schools the services of 430 volunteer surgeons and over 300 doctors long term if needed going forward in addition to other long term plans including working to assist displace Puerto Ricans from the islands moving to New York City. See https://doctorsformariarelief.weebly.com/ for details.

 

Publications

Amici Curiae

2013     Contributor to the Amici Curiae Brief of the American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Puerto Rico, Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres de Puerto Rico, Coordinadora Paz Para la Mujer, The Latin American and the Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM), Pasos de las Mujeres, Feministas en Marcha, OPMT, Taller Salud, Et. al. United States of America, Plaintiff, versus The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Department, Defendants. Case 3:12-cv-02039-GAG Document 28. Filed April 1, 2013, US District Court of Puerto Rico.

Peer Reviewed

2012     Rivera, J. and Roure, J.G. So You Want to be a Lawyer. Puerto Ricans and Their Journey into the Legal Profession: Overcoming Challenges. (El Centro Journal for Puerto Rican Studies Hunter College, CUNY) (March 2013).

Law Review Articles

2011     Roure, J.G. Gender Justice in Puerto Rico: Domestic Violence, Legal Reform and International Human Rights. Human Rights Quarterly (The John Hopkins University Press) (August 2011). See article at http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/files/departments/latin_american_studies/ro...

2009     Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence in Brazil: Examining Obstacles and Approaches toPromote Legislative Reform. Columbia Human Rights Law Review (Fall 2009). See article at http://www.corteidh.or.cr/tablas/r23765.pdf 

2009     Roure, J.G. Achieving Education Equity and Access for Underrepresented Students in the Legal Profession. Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).

Book Chapters

2009     Roure, J.G. (2009). The NCLB (No Child Left Behind), Race, Ethnicity, Class and Diversity: Creating a High School to Law/Graduate School Pipeline for Underrepresented Students. In M. Dyson. Ed. Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equity for America’s Children. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

2003     DeLucia, R., Durfey, R. and Roure, J.G. (2003). Exploring and Understanding the College Community. In R. DeLucia. Ed. Urban Learners Serious About College Success. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Book Review

2008     Roure, J.G. Book Review of C. R. Soltero. Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Texas: University of Texas Press 2006. Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY XX (1): 249-52.

Peer Reviewer

Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal, Latino Studies Journal, El Centro Journal, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

Works In Progress

Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence in Latin America: Implementing International Human Rights Law and Principles. (University of Pennsylvania Press Human Rights Series).

 

Research

Dr. Roure has conducted extensive research in the area of human rights including violence against women.  She has focused her research on issues of violence against women and girls in Brasil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States.  Dr. Roure is an expert witness and global government consultant in this area. Her work has been showcased on media including national and international TV/media and newspapers articles.  She also conducts extensive research on pipeline education, race, class ethnicity and gender in the United States with a global comparative perspective as a means towards eradicating poverty globally.  She presents frequently at the United Nations.  Her UN presentation highlights include the UN Commission on the Status Against Women 57, 59, and 61, as well as at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, moderating at the UN General Assembly 68 on State Responsibility for Eliminating Violence Against, and she has provided educational presentations at the UN International Criminal Court on the Approaches to Gender Based Prosecution and Prison Project Studies.

Research interest

Human Rights; Violence Against Women and Girls; Domestic Violence; Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender in the United States; Pipeline Education and Poverty Eradication; Mass Incarceration.

Expertise

Human Rights;  Violence Against Women and Girls; Domestic Violence; Mass Incarceration and Human Rights with a focus on Black and Brown Women and Men, marginalized communities and communities of color, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean; Pipeline Education, and Issues of Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the United States with a global comparative perspective as a means towards eradicating poverty globally.

Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at JJC: https://jjcronaldhbrown.wordpress.com/

University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program: www.law.uh.edu/pipeline

Hurricane MARIA, Inc., (formerly known as an effort named Doctors for Maria Relief) was formed for the charitable purpose of aiding persons who are victims of natural disasters occurring in Puerto Rico or elsewhere in the Caribbean. Website documenting October 2017 Puerto Rico humanitarian medical brigades and ongoing brigade information is available at https://doctorsformariarelief.weebly.com/

Violence Against Women Brazil: https://violenceagainstwomenbrazil.wordpress.com/homicides/

SELECT PANELS/TRAINING/CONSULTING/EXPERT TESTIMONY - LEGAL PROJECTS

2014 – Present     New York City Consultant, Educational Curricular Coordinator, and Presenter to Por Amor en el Caserio, Inc., New York, NY, 2014 – Present

                                        2010 – Present              Expert Witness Testimony - Lucas Crispim Alves vs Aline Crispim, San Francisco, CA,

2016                                Moderator & Presenter – Immigration Rights & Wrongs:  Reversing the Deleterious Effects of Current                                                Immigration Policies.  Northeastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.

2016                                United Nations Presenter - Contextualizing the United Nations' sustainable development goals: Ending                                               mass incarceration - The American Civil Liberties Union of Puerto Rico’s prison project with a focus on                                                      gender and marginalized groups including the LGTBQ communities, The Hague, Netherlands.

                                         2016                                United Nations Panel Moderator - Strengthening normative legal and policy frameworks on Violence                                                                                            Against Women, New York, NY.

                                        2016                                Project Investigator & Consultant, American Civil Liberties Union, San Juan, PR.

2015                                United Nations Presenter - Organized and spoke on Justice for My Sister Film Screening, Commission                                                 on Status of Women 57, New York, NY.

                                       2013 – 2014                    Consultant, United States Department of Housing & Urban Development, San Juan, PR.

2013                                United Nations Panel Moderator – United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women,                                                  United Nations General Assembly 68, New York, NY.

2013                                United Nations Trainer - Presented training to International Criminal Court on Approaches to Gender                                                Based Prosecution: Human Rights, and Domestic Violence against Women & Girls in Latin                                                                             America/Caribbean, The Hague, Netherlands.

2013                                United Nations Presenter - Spoke to legal team, investigators and general staff on Latin America & the                                                Caribbean - Prevention & Elimination of Violence against Women/Girls United Nations panel, United                                                        Nations, The Hague, Netherlands.

2013                                United Nations Presenter - Organized, coordinated and spoke on Latin America & the Caribbean -                                                        Prevention & Elimination of Violence against Women & Girls United Nations panel, Human Rights Council                                               37, Geneva, Switzerland.

                                        2012                                Consultant/Advisor, University of Maryland School of Law Pre-law Pipeline Program.

2010                                Working Group Participant & International Scholarly Consultant, Dominican Government                                                          International Working Group on the Family Law Code, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

                                       2010                                Case Consultant - Monica Burgos- the Beresford Redman homicide case.

2002                                Working Group Participant & International Scholarly Consultant, selected by President Cardozo                                               to serve on the Brazilian Government Working Group on Law 9099/95, Brasilia, Brazil.

Course taught

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Latina/os and Justice in New York City
  • “So You Want to be a Lawyer:” A Comparative study of Latina/o Justice in the US
  • Vulnerable Populations Seminar - InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law Seminar Course
  • Domestic Violence and the Global Economy - University of Puerto Rico Seminar
  • Comparative Perspectives on Crime in the Caribbean
  • International Human Rights and Law in Latin America
  • The Latina/o Experience in the United States: Gender, Race, Civil and Human Rights
  • Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Seminar in Latino/a Issues: Latinas/os and the Law
  • Latino/a Experience: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Class, and the Legal System
  • Socio-Political Development of Contemporary Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rican/Latina/o Community Fieldwork
  • Race & Ethnicity in America – Writing Intensive English Language Learner Learning
  • Transfer Student Seminar & First Year Student Seminar

News and Media

SELECT NEWS and MEDIA

Newspaper/eNews

 

2018     Domestic Violence In Puerto Rico May Be Happening Much More Than What Official Reports Say, Bustle and Global Trends, May 2018. https://www.bustle.com/p/domestic-violence-in-puerto-rico-may-be-happening-much-more-than-what-official-reports-say-9029059 and https://www.global-revelation.com/2018/05/09/domestic-violence-in-puerto-rico-may-be-happening-much-more-than-what-official-reports-say/

 

2018     After hurricane Maria, A Surge in Domestic Violence and Demands for Change, Christian Science Monitor, March 27, 2018. https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2018/0327/After-hurricane-Maria-a-surge-in-domestic-violence-and-demands-for-change

 

2018     Domestic Violence Soared Following Puerto Rico Hurricane, The Crime Report, Center for Media, Crime, and Justice, John Jay College, New York, New York. February 1, 2018. https://thecrimereport.org/2018/02/01/domestic-violence-soared-following-puerto-rico-hurricane/

 

2017     Professor Jodie Roure is Recognized by Congress for Puerto Rico Relief Effort, John Jay College, New York, New York. December 28, 2017.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2017/12/28/professor-jodie-roure-is-recognized-by-congress-for-puerto-rico-relief-effort/

 

2017     Medical Society of the State of New York eNews, Opportunity to Donate Your Time and Skill to Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico, October 13, 2017. http://www.mssnyenews.org/enews/october-13-2017/

 

2015     John Jay College, John Jay Faculty and Students Participate in United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 2015. http://newserver.jjay.cuny.edu/news/john-jay-faculty-and-students-participate-united-nations-commission-status-women

 

2013     John Jay College, Film on Love and Gang War in Puerto Rico Is Coming to New York, New York Times, November 10, 2013.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/11/nyregion/film-on-love-and-gang-war-in-puerto-rico-is-coming-to-new-york.html

 

              2010     Listin Diario, Brides Against Violence:  Women in Wedding Dresses Reject Gender Violence by Wanda Mendez,  October 22, 2010; Front 

               Page and Page 2.

             2010     Primerahora.com, Women in Wedding Dresses March in Santo Domingo against Domestic Violence October 22,
             2010, Agencia EFE. 

                     http://www.primerahora.com/mujeresvestidasdenoviamarchanensantodomingocontraviolenciadomestica-  436667.html

             2010     El Nuevo Diario, Women in Wedding Dresses March in Santo Domingo against Domestic Violence October 22, 2010,                       

               Agencia EFE. http://elnuevodiario.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=217961

 

2010     Cristalycolores.com, DR becomes the first Latin American country that organizes the March of the Brides October  22, 2010 http://cristalycolores.blogspot.com/2010/10/rd-se-convierte-en-el-primer-pais.html

 

2010     DiarioLibre.com, Dressed in Bride Gowns Against Violence, October 22, 2010
http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias_det.php?id=265534

 

2010     Primicias.com, "March of the Brides” performed  in UASD, October 22, 2010
http://www.primicias.com.do/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4316:r ealizan-
en-la-uasd-la-marcha-de-las-novias&catid=109:nacionales&Itemid=466

 

2010     Spanish.China.Org.CN, Dominicans Perform for the first time the ‘March of Brides’, October 22, 2010,
Editor Rui, Xinhua http://spanish.china.org.cn/international/txt/2010-10/22/content_21176871.htm

 

2010     Noticias Telemicro, Brides March Against Gender Violence, October 21, 2010
https://noticiastelemicro.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21296: novias-
marchan-contra-la-violencia-de-genero&catid=2:nacionales&Itemid=6

 

2010     El Siglo 21, Dressed as Brides, they Parade against Violence, October 21, 2010
http://www.elsiglo21.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5915:&catid=36&Itemid=112
 

2010     El Dia, Women March in Wedding Dresses in Memory of Dominican Killed by her Ex-Boyfriend, October 21, 2010
http://www.eldia.com.do/nacionales/2010/10/21/36971/Mujeres-marchan-vestidas-de- novias-en-memoria-        

             dedominicana-asesinada-por

             2010     Z101digital.com, Brides March against the Rising Trend of Murders of Women and Gender Violence, October 21, 2010
             by Crisleydi Durán Mateo
              http://z101digital.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9435:novias-marchan-contra-la-creciente-ola-              

             de-feminicidios-y-violencia-de-genero&catid=107:organizaciones&Itemid=488

            2010     Hoy Digital, Brides March will be Held starting at UASD, October 20, 2010
              http://www.hoy.com.do/el-pais/2010/10/20/346935/print

 

2008     Restore body, spirit in Crown Heights, Daily News, New York, New York. March 2, 2008

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/restore-body-spirit-crown-heights-article-1.286266

Radio

 

2010     Roure, J.G. Gender, Violence and Human Rights: What the Statistics Say and Do Not Say in the Dominican Republic. Z101.3 Broadcasting Station. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. October.

 

2009     Roure, J.G. Gender, Violence and Human Rights: What the Statistics say and do not say in the Dominican Republic. Essence of a Woman. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. October.

 

Television

 

2018     Roure, J. CUNY TV Learning from the Best, Featured Spotlight, John Jay College, New York, New York. May.

 

2018     Roure, J. John Jay College Media Featured Faculty Spotlight, John Jay College, New York, New York. April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-VT-vt4gk

 

2018     Roure, J. CUNY TV Criminal Justice Matters: Hurricanes and Justice, John Jay College, New York, New York. May. http://www.cuny.tv/show/criminaljusticematters/PR2006822

 

2010     Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence. Tema Libre. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. October.

 

2009     Roure, J.G. Gender, Violence and Human Rights: What the Statistics Say and Do Not Say in the Dominican Republic. Tele Antillas Network. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. October.