Ms. Rhonnie Jaus


Rhonnie Jaus was the Division Chief of the Sex Crimes/Crimes Against Children Division in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. Her Division specializes in the investigation and prosecution of all sexual assault, child abuse, child homicide and sex trafficking offenses in the county. She has extensive experience in handling cases involving sexual abuse in religious institutions, schools and organized sports team. She also developed specialized programs for sexually exploited teens, special needs victims, cyber-predators, a child advocacy center and a John School for people arrested for prostitution related offenses. Prior to being the Division Chief, she was the Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes/Special Victims Bureau, where she has been working since 1987. She also served as a senior trial attorney in the Major Offense Prosecution Program prior to specializing in sex crimes. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at both New York Law School and St. John’s University Law School, where she teaches courses on sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. She is also a consultant with C&J Strategy Consulting, which specializes in sexual misconduct investigations, training and litigation support.

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