Camille Cooper is an experienced and highly regarded leader specializing in implementing public, regulatory, and government relations strategies. Cooper is also adept in overseeing high-impact initiatives associated with legal, political, and international environments. She brings over 20 years of experience in federal and state legislative drafting, strategizing, and lobbying on topics related to child protection, child exploitation, and anti-child trafficking – as well as gender and media. Camille has presented to dozens of high level officials from Africa, Jordan, South Korea, and the EMEA region for the State Department, and has presented keynotes at hundreds of campuses, and at conferences including APSAC, the Brighthood Conference in Sweden, Europol at the Hague and the United Nations.
A skilled team manager and developer, Camille Cooper manages a consulting LLC -- a full-service government and public affairs firm focusing on legislative reforms and social impact campaigns for national nonprofits. Camille has led efforts on over a dozen of the largest reforms on Capitol Hill and she has written and passed over fifty laws in twenty-four different states. She has particular expertise in federal and state appropriations where her efforts have directed billions of dollars in federal and state spending to states, organizations and groups who need it most. Specifically, it strives for policy change related to appropriations, law enforcement, criminal justice reform, finance, child protection, child exploitation, human trafficking, and technology.
Previously, Camille Cooper served as Vice President of Public Policy for an established anti-sexual assault nonprofit. Here, she channeled her own experiences as a survivor to secure funding for sexual violence programming including doubling spending for the rape kit backlog, and securing passage of over $900 million in funding for the Violence Against Women Act.
Cooper’s work for twenty years has focused on preventing the sexual abuse of children and combatting child exploitation crimes. As Director of Government Affairs and Director of Legislative Affairs for thirteen years at the National Association to Protect Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, her reforms have established the Department of Justice’s National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, provided over $350 million of funding for state and local internet crimes against children task forces, established the HERO Child Rescue Corps, and the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund at the Office of Justice Programs.
Camille Cooper’s other achievements include securing multiple six and seven figure donations and grants, securing the inclusion of two major federal bills into the current Senate VAWA package, and successfully lobbying for US foreign aid appropriations efforts to address gender- based violence in Africa. In the late-90s, she wrote and lobbied for Virginia’s Racial and Gender Diversity Law, which requires statewide revision of all K-12 history curricula to include the contributions of people from different races, ethnicities, genders and people with disabilities.
Cooper holds a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the U.S. Army War College as part of the Commandant's National Security Program.
Throughout her years of service, Camile Cooper has gained recognition as a trusted advisor with a track record of building strong, productive relationships while collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues. She has dedicated her career to improving systems that are set up to protect victims of sexual violence.