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Renée Battle Brooks

Renee Battle BrooksRenée Battle-Brooks is the daughter of missionary parents and was born in Accra, Ghana. She graduated high school from Beirut Overseas School in Beirut, Lebanon. She attended Middle East College in Beirut, Lebanon and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University, in Takoma Park, Maryland. Ms. Battle-Brooks earned her Juris Doctor at the University Of Baltimore School Of Law. This is her 23rd year of practicing law. The first 8 of which were with the Public Defenders Office for the State of Maryland. For the last 15 years, she has worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland. Her duties have included Chief of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault and Vulnerable Adult Unit and her current assignment is on the Community Prosecution team where she deals directly with human trafficking issues.

In addition to child abuse and sexual assault cases, she has prosecuted and defended many types of crimes to include murder, robbery, carjacking, burglary, kidnapping, drug distribution, handgun violations and assault/battery.

In her spare time, she lends her services to MCASA’s [Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault] board where she served as President of the board and currently serves as Past President of the board. She is also a violinist and plays regularly with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. She has performed in numerous venues with the orchestra, including Washington’s Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City, St. Martin in the Fields, London, England, the Jerash International Music Festival, Amman Jordan, and many other venues in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18