Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

Jennifer has received several awards in recognition of her dedicated community and public service.  These honors include:

  • EMILY’s List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award Finalist (2017)
  • The Virginia Education Association Legislative Champion (2017, 2014 and 2013) and  Solid as a Rock Awards (2015 and 2013)
  • Virginia School Boards Association Legislative Award (2016)
  • Swanson Courage Award for Civil Rights (2016)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Virginia Chapter, Legislator of the Year (2016)
  • Richmond Bar Association Oliver Hill Award (2016)
  • YWCA of Richmond Outstanding Women Award for Law & Government (2014)
  • The Virginia Leadership Institute Trailblazer Award (2014)
  • Fan Free Clinic Exceptional Dedication & Public Service Award (2014)
  • The Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors Col. Michael S. Harris (Ph.D.) Award (2014)
  • Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Mary Anne Reynolds Award (2012)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Student National Medical Association Health Policy Award (2012)
  • Resolve Infertility Hero Award (2012)
  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters Legislative Hero (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006)
  • Better Housing Coalition Golden Hammer Special Recognition for Neighborhood Design & Planning (2011)
  • Virginia PTA Child Advocate of the Year Award (2011)
  • Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia Leadership Award (2011)
  • Virginia AARP Older Virginians Champion Award (2011)
  • Chesterfield Public Education Foundation School Bravo Award (2010)
  • Upsilon Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Citizen of the Year Award (2010)
  • Girls for Change It Girl Award (2009)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Civil Rights Justice by Action Award (2009)
  • Virginia Housing Coalition Housing Leadership Award (2009)
  • Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership Expression of Ideals Award (2009)
  • Politico’s 50 Politicos to Watch (2009)
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law (2008)
  • Richmond NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Award (2008)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine Top Young Lawyers in Virginia (2007)
  • Virginia Jaycees Outstanding Young Virginian (2006)
  • Leadership Metro Richmond Servant Leader Award (2005)
  • Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 (2005)
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference Edward R. Burnett Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2002)