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Kathy Gattin

Department: Project Management Services
Title: Program Director
Phone: 703.726.3681

Kathy Gattin is currently Program Director at the IJIS Institute. She is a seasoned leader with many years of experience in providing subject matter expertise to the justice and corrections communities, helping to develop and lead mission-critical information sharing projects at the local, state, and federal levels. Gattin currently serves as part of the IJIS Institute’s team responsible for corrections-focused information sharing efforts. From February of 2017 – February of 2019, Ms. Gattin was on assignment at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, working with both the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Division of Data Initiatives and the Office of Child Care (OCC). In March of 2019, Ms. Gattin began assisting the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability as a TA Specialist for the Child Care Background Check Team under the direction of HHS/ACF’s Office of Child Care. The CBC TA team is responsible for providing technical assistance to all states, territories and 268 tribal nations to meet the comprehensive background check requirements for Child Care Providers under the Child Care Development Fund Reauthorization Act of 2014. She is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in various areas of the justice community including Victim Services, Family Court (Juvenile Intake/Probation and Truancy and Families in Need of Services), Corrections (including jails, state corrections, and probation/parole supervision) and Law Enforcement.

Ms. Gattin was a member of the DOJ/BJA Global Advisory Council’s Strategic Solutions Working Group (GSSWG) and Juvenile Assessment Task Team (JATT), served as a member of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), Child, Youth, and Family Services Working Group under the direction of the National Center for State Courts. She was a member of DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance National Project Advisory Board for State Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN). Kathy served six years as an Executive Board Member and former President of the Corrections Technology Association (CTA) and served as a member of the American Probation and Parole Association’s (APPA) Advisory Group for Case Management procurement. Kathy also provided subject matter expertise on Corrections advising the FBI’s National Data Exchange project (N-DEx), and was a Crime Scene Investigator for a large metropolitan police department.

Ms. Gattin holds a BA degree in Criminal Justice and an Associates in Law Enforcement. She is the IJIS household expert on all corrections-related items. She is currently liaison for the Courts Advisory Committee at IJIS, which is currently working on a IJIS Technology Provider Directory, a service provided in conjunction with the IJIS Corrections Advisory Committee to access 233 published product offerings and 22 offerings that are being readied for publishing.