Susan B. Carbon
was, until recently, the Director of the United States Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women
was nominated to this position by President Barack Obama on October 1, 2009 and confirmed by the United States Senate
on February 11, 2010.
was responsible for developing the Department's legal and policy positions regarding the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and oversaw an annual budget in excess of $400 million.
Judge Carbon was first appointed to the bench in 1991, and served as Supervisory Judge of the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division from 1996 until 2010.
tenure with OVW
, Judge Carbon
was reappointed to the New Hampshire Circuit Court.
Previously, Judge Carbon served as President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges from 2007 to 2008, and was President of the New Hampshire State Bar Association in 1993-94.
has trained judges and other professionals across the country and internationally on topics related to family violence, firearms, child custody, and child protection.
has published extensively on these and other topics, including on judicial selection and retention and judicial administration.
Judge Carbon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the DePaul University College of Law.