Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice
Katharine (Katie) Sullivan is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Prior, Ms. Sullivan served as the Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Before joining OVW, Ms. Sullivan was appointed to the state trial court bench in the 5th Judicial District County Court, Eagle County, Colorado. Ms. Sullivan presided over 45,000 criminal and civil cases in Eagle County during her 11 years as a state trial court judge. In 2016 she was awarded 5th Judicial District Judge of the Year. Prior to becoming a Judge in the 5th Judicial District, Ms. Sullivan served as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado’s 9th Judicial District and prosecuted many cases involving domestic violence under Colorado’s revised domestic violence law. She served as the District Attorney representative on a community based collaborative domestic violence task force.