Jayne Bigelsen

VP of Advocacy

Covenant House New York

Jayne Bigelsen is the VP of Advocacy at Covenant House New York (CHNY), NYC’s largest provider of services to youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness and/or commercial sexual exploitation.  She founded CHNY’s anti-human trafficking department in 2014, which includes services at CHNY’S main shelter and a safe house where survivors can heal and thrive. Prior to her work at CHNY, Jayne was the Director of Legislative Affairs at the NYC Bar Association for eight years.  At the City Bar, Jayne advocated for NYS’s first anti-trafficking law and a safe harbor law for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Jayne has an undergraduate from Brandeis University, a law degree from Harvard and a MA in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University.

Jayne Bigelsen is the VP of Advocacy at Covenant House New York (CHNY), NYC’s largest provider of services to youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness and/or commercial sexual exploitation.  She founded CHNY’s anti-human trafficking department in 2014, which includes services at CHNY’S main shelter and a safe house where survivors can heal and thrive.  Prior to her work at CHNY, Jayne was the Director of Legislative Affairs at the NYC Bar Association for eight years.  At the City Bar, Jayne advocated for NYS’s first anti-trafficking law and a safe harbor law for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation. 

Jayne has an undergraduate from Brandeis University, a law degree from Harvard and a MA in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University.