June Kress has more than 30 years of criminal justice experience as a policy analyst, researcher, program director, consultant, and academic. She spent 9 years at the US Dept. of Justice COPS Office and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and completed a year as a loaned intergovernmental executive with the DC Council’s Judiciary Committee.
She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from NYU and a masters and doctorate in criminology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kress is active in community service on behalf of the homeless and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place.
She has been the Council’s Executive Director since January 2004.