Katharine (Katie) Sullivan was appointed by Attorney General William Barr as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs in June 2019. She led the Department of Justice's principal funding, research and statistical component, overseeing more than $5 billion in grants and other resources to support state, local and tribal criminal and juvenile justice activities and victim services.
Katie previously served on the White House Domestic Policy Council, and as Acting Director of the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women where she directed grants, training and other activities that reduce and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
She has many stories of helping others in Drug Court, as well as her own personal recovery story which gave her insight into the plight of others. She has been a courageous advocate in helping others overcome addiction.