Kristine Lizdas is the Legal Policy Director for BWJP. She oversees BWJP’s national military, custody, and protection order projects, and directly manages BWJP’s National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, as well as the Safer Families, Safer Communities project.

Lizdas writes and trains on such topics as the enforcement of domestic violence firearm prohibitions, gender discrimination, criminal and family law practice and restorative justice. Kristine has served as faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, the Center for Court Innovation, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Lizdas serves as board member and co-chair for the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, and served on the Constituent Advisory Council for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. She is a Consultant for Praxis International’s Blueprint for Safety Demonstration Initiative.

Resources By This Author

  1. Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms

    Kristine Lizdas, J.D. | BWJP |


    This article provides an overview of the various roles that firearms play in a domestic violence context.