Kristen Mahoney leaves MD, NCJA to Take U.S. Justice Department Position


Kristen Mahoney, director of the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention and president of the National Criminal Justice Association, is leaving both positions to become deputy director for policy at the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The changes will take effect in early July. Mahoney formerly served as Chief of Technical Services for the Baltimore Police Department. She told the Baltimore Sun last month that the move is an “opportunity to work on national criminal justice policy.”

At the Justice Department, Mahoney is taking a position formerly held by James Burch, who now is serving as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General on management and operations issues, strategic policy, and program initiatives. At the National Criminal Justice Association, Jack Cutrone, director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, will serve as acting president until the organization elects new officers next month.

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