Jean Peters Baker

Throughout her long tenure in the Jackson County prosecutor’s office, Baker has served in nearly every unit. In 2012 she was elected as its leader.

Baker is known as a fearless and compassionate advocate for the victims of crime, especially the young and most vulnerable, and for partnering with police and community leaders to confront the complex problems of violence.

Baker grew up in an Osage County, Mo, farming community. She is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, Mo, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.