Lynn Hecht Schafran, vice president at and director for the , has been studying and educating judges on how to approach sexual assault cases for decades. She says there is a tension between judicial discretion and the temptation to install mandatory minimum sentences.
Lynn Hecht Schafran, Esq., is Senior Vice President at Legal Momentum and has been Director of Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (NJEP) since 1981. Lynn also serves as a senior staff attorney, litigating and writing in the areas of rape, domestic violence, the intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence, and gender bias in the courts.
Lynn Hecht Schafran, age 4, with her mother, Gery Hecht, at her parents' summer camp for children, Camp Chipinaw, Bethel, NY, Summer 1945.