First Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Downing-Mathis is a career prosecutor with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Trenton, NJ. In this role she assists in formulating policy, overseeing investigations, and general oversight of several units in the office as well as the 210-member staff. She has previously served as deputy first assistant since September 2016. FAP Downing-Mathis began her career with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in 1998 after completing a clerkship for the Honorable Paulette Sapp-Peterson, J.S.C. During her time in the office, she served as chief of the Megan’s Law Unit and chief of the Special Victims Unit, where she initiated the formation and accreditation process of the Robin H. Scheiner Child Advocacy Center. FAP Downing-Mathis has vast experience in executive government administration, child abuse and sexual assault investigations, grant acquisitions, internal affairs, trial preparation, and legal research and analysis.

Downing-Mathis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor degree in Spanish from Rider University, a J.D. from Widener University- Delaware Law School.