Katharine Killeen, Deputy Executive Director mailto:email@example.com
...In 1998, Ms. Killeen came to the California District Attorneys Association to direct the Violence Against Women Project, which delivers training, research, and educational support to prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals, working in the area of violence against women.As Project Director, Ms. Killeen engages in extensive collaborative work with professionals in the law enforcement, health services, social services, judiciary, and other fields.She serves as technical advisor, coordinator, and contributor for a wide range of projects, training programs, video courses, and publications that focus primarily on stalking, sexual assault, and domestic violence.While a high school junior, Ms. Killeen attended Headington School, Oxford, England, and as a high school senior, she began her University of California coursework through the Accelerated Berkeley High School Students Program.She attended the University of Grenoble, France, for one year and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.After earning her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, she served as a prosecutor for sixteen years with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.Her diverse assignments included trial litigation in the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit, special appointment as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, as well as head of the Domestic Violence Division for five years.As a Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Ms. Killeen spearheaded and secured funding to establish innovative programs dedicated to stalking, supporting a domestic violence home court, and a threat management team. Ms. Killeen
has been widely recognized for her
pioneering accomplishments and compassionate leadership.In addition to being an effective advocate for legislative change, she was honored in 1995, and again in 1996, by the Sacramento County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council for her exemplary service to victims of domestic violence and her outstanding efforts to reduce and respond to domestic violence.She
also received a Public Safety Award in 1991 from the American Family Association
exceptional work in organizing an extensive investigation and prosecution of distributors of obscene matter.
As President of, and on behalf of, Women Prosecutors of California
(WPOC), in 1997, Ms. Killeen
accepted an award for the organization's demonstrated commitment to, and support of, victim rights from Justice for Murder Victims.While serving as WPOC's Legislative Director, Ms. Killeen helped draft, rewrite, analyze, consult, and testify on a number of bills pertaining to domestic violence, protective orders, sexual assault, and great bodily injury.
Several of those bills were chaptered into law. In addition to presenting at domestic violence symposiums statewide, and among Ms. Killeen's service on numerous boards and councils, she has served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Domestic Violence Advisory Council for the Department of Health Services.She also worked with the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning, and the Department of Social Services on their task forces addressing violence against women.She is past chair of the Law Enforcement Committee for the Sacramento Domestic Violence Coordinating Council which mobilized resources to conduct warrant sweeps, provide safety devices to stalking victims, and design and implement protocols and training.Ms. Killeen is also a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
continuing commitment and tireless efforts to facilitate positive change in curtailing violence against women, Ms. Killeen's passion is her
children and she
enjoys traveling and athletics.