DIRECTOR, NORTHERN TERRITORY
Jeanette Kerr is the Deputy Chief Executive, Families in Territory Families, Housing and Communities since September 2016. She is responsible for a range of Child Protection, Family Support, Out of Home Care, Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Reduction and Youth Justice program areas and reform.
She served in the Territory for 29 years as a Police Officer, in Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Darwin in a range of operational, criminal investigation and public safety roles. Jeanette reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner before taking up the position with Territory Families.
Jeanette holds a number of degrees including a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor Arts –Psychology (Honours), Master of Leadership and Management and in 2013, she was awarded a Wakefield Scholarship to attend Cambridge University (UK) and completed a Master of Studies degree in Criminology. Jeanette’s Masters thesis is a descriptive analysis of the characteristics, seriousness and frequency of Aboriginal intimate partner violence in the Northern Territory, Australia: a strategy for targeting high harm cases.
Appointed Director, Northern Territory March 2022.