Jasna Pećanac holds a Bachelor of Law from the Law Faculty at the University of Sarajevo (1984). In 2003 she was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Cantonal Prosecutor of the Sarajevo Canton. She stayed in the role until 2008, when she was appointed Federal Prosecutor with the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of the FBiH.
Between 2002-2007 she continuously worked with the non-government organization Save the Children UK. In cooperation with the working group and the OSCE Mission to BiH, she co-authored the draft Regulations on the implementation of educational measures in FBiH. She was a member of the working group for the development and adoption of the Strategy on juvenile delinquency for BiH in 2006-2010. From mid-2008 until 2010 she was a working group expert on the implementation of alternative educational measures with the Coordinating body for monitoring the implementation of the activities named in the Action Plan of the aforementioned strategy. She was part of the expert group which, together with the Department of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH and UNICEF BiH, developed the draft of the strategic document “Children in Conflict with the Law in BiH 2011-2014” (Strategic guidance of activities). In the first half of 2012, she was a member of the working group of the FBiH Government on reform of the institutional treatment of minors in conflict with the law. She has authored a host of papers on juvenile delinquency and participated in numerous seminars and round tables. She is an instructor in this field at training seminars of judges and prosecutors organized by CEST FBiH.