Lauren Bowerman
Lauren Bowerman
Affiliated with Criminal Justice, Law
Personal Bio

Professor Bowerman works as an Assistant Attorney General for the Department for Children and Families (DCF) providing general counsel services to DCF in Chittenden County. She appears in court on behalf of DCF in a variety of matters that address child protection issues, with a primary focus on representing DCF in hearings to address the permanency needs of children. 

Prior to working for DCF, Professor Bowerman was an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Office of the Attorney General. As a criminal trial attorney for the Attorney General's Office, she represented the State in prosecuting numerous criminal cases including homicides, child fatalities, sexual assaults and other felony cases.  

Before working for the Attorney General's Office Professor Bowerman was State's Attorney for Chittenden County. During her years at the State's Attorney's Office, she prosecuted numerous felony cases on behalf of the State of Vermont including: homicides, sexual assaults, and cases involving sexual and physical abuse of children.  

As State's Attorney, Professor Bowerman served on the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigation Policy Board and also focused on issues pertaining to juvenile justice and how best to improve the legal system's response to cases involving children. As State's Attorney, she participated in the Kidsafe Collaborative initial grant program and worked collaboratively with community partners to improve outcomes for children.

Professor Bowerman is a graduate of Vermont Law School (cum laude, 1987) and Emmanuel College (magna cum laude 1979).