Katharine Manning is the President and Founder of Blackbird LLC, which provides training and consultation on trauma and victimization.  In her fifteen years with the Department of Justice, Ms. Manning served as a Senior Attorney Advisor at the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, advising the Department on its response to victims in cases involving terrorism, child exploitation, large-scale fraud, crimes in Indian Country, and more.  Ms. Manning worked on implementation of the Crime Victims' Rights Act (CVRA) and the Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA) within the Department of Justice and on drafting the 2005 and 2011 Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance (AG Guidelines).  She has trained extensively on the CVRA, VRRA, and AG Guidelines, for federal law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim assistance personnel.  Ms. Manning has also worked as a counselor and advocate for battered women, in the Family Violence and Sex Crimes Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, and at the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop in San Francisco.  Ms. Manning graduated from Smith College and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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