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Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG)

The Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG) is responsible for the overall management and oversight of OJP. This includes setting policy; ensuring that OJP policies and programs reflect the priorities of the President, the Attorney General, and the Congress; and promoting coordination among the OJP offices and bureaus.


Katharine Sullivan Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Katharine Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

About Katie

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 leads 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.

Before joining the Department of Justice, Katie served as a Colorado state trial court judge in the state's 5th judicial district, where she presided over misdemeanor, felony and civil matters including domestic violence cases, sexual assault sentencings and cases involving drugs and alcohol. She heard 45,000 cases during her 11 years on the bench and also implemented and presided over a drug court and a driving under the influence (DUI) court.

Prior to becoming a judge, Katie served as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor cases. She worked closely with law enforcement and participated in a community-based collaborative domestic violence task force.

Earlier in her career, Katie spent time in private practice, serving as a member of Colorado's Victim Compensation Board where she trained law enforcement officials across the nation on risk and liability in jails and prisons. She also served on the State Judicial Ethics Board.

Katie received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and graduated from George Washington School of Law.


Maureen Henneberg Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Operations and Management
Maureen Henneberg, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Operations and Management

About Maureen

Maureen A. Henneberg is the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Operations and Management. In this position, Ms. Henneberg advises the Assistant Attorney General on management and operational issues within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). She oversees the OJP business offices, including the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Communications, and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. Ms. Henneberg was appointed to the position in February 2015, after serving as Acting Deputy AAG beginning in February 2014.

Prior to this position, Ms. Henneberg headed OJP's Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management as its Director beginning in January 2009. In this capacity, Ms. Henneberg led the review of OJP's critical financial processes, grants management activities, and grant programs to ensure compliance and proper internal control, and to promote integrity, accountability, and sound stewardship and management of OJP's grant programs and operations.

Ms. Henneberg was a senior manager in OJP's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) where she served as Deputy Director overseeing the bureau's planning, management, and budget activities, publication and dissemination operations, and programs designed to improve crime information and statistics at state and local levels. Ms. Henneberg began her career with BJS in 1990 as a Presidential Management Intern and served in several capacities over her 18-year tenure, including Acting Director, Associate Director of Planning, Management, and Budget, and Acting Chief of Criminal History Improvement Programs.

Ms. Henneberg serves on various federal working groups and task forces addressing issues such as data quality, open government, and detection and prevention of grant fraud.

Ms. Henneberg earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in judicial administration from American University, Washington, D.C. in 1990. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and minors in criminal justice and public administration, from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1988. Professional interests and research efforts over the years have focused primarily on criminal justice issues, program assessment and performance measurement, grants management, risk management, and strategic planning.

Date Created: January 7, 2020