Project Development Specialist, Sexual Violence Justice Institute,
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Saint Paul, MN
Jolene Engelking is the Project Development Specialist at the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She develops resources and trainings on a range of sexual violence topics, leads the Case File Review Project, and provides technical assistance to sexual assault responses teams in Minnesota and nationally.
Ms. Engelking joined SVJI@MNCASA in 2016. She has been in the anti-sexual violence movement since 2006, first as a volunteer and then working at a community based advocacy agency where she gained experience training advocates, engaging the community, and working with SARTs, particularly focusing on the needs of Native American victim/survivors.
In that time, Ms. Engelking was the advocacy representative on four area SARTs, including one tribal SARRT. After her time doing direct advocacy, she worked as a technical assistance provider and trainer through Praxis International’s Advocacy Learning Center. She holds two master’s degrees, in social work and divinity, both from Loyola University Chicago.