Aileen C. Adams

The Rape Foundation
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Public Affairs and Public Policy

Adams, who has served in high positions at all levels of government, is a public interest lawyer, advocate for women’s rights, and champion of  public/private partnerships.  She served both as Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and as California’s Secretary of State and Consumer Services Agency with its $1.1 billion budget.  She led the Office for Victims of Crime in the U.S. Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, establishing model victims’ programs around the country and coordinating the response to the Oklahoma City bombing victims.  Adams served for many years as the President of the Los Angeles City Fire Commission, a city prosecutor, and an award winning police reserve officer.  For a decade, she was Legal Counsel at the UCLA Rape Treatment Center, where she played a major role in reforming California’s sexual assault laws and co-founded Stuart House, a model inter-agency program for sexually abused children.  A former Peace Corps Volunteer and member of many non-profit boards, Adams serves on the boards of the Weingart and Langeloth Foundations and chaired the California Women’s Foundation Board for many years. 

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