Mannone Butler (B'94, L'99)

Mannone A. Butler is an accomplished criminal justice professional blending over 15 years of legal and policy experience with her passion for the community. She currently serves as the executive director of the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). The CJCC is an independent District agency that serves as a forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation to improve public safety in the District of Columbia for its residents, visitors, victims, and offenders.

As executive director, she is responsible for bringing together local, federal, legislative, executive, and judicial leaders to develop comprehensive strategies to address long-standing and emerging criminal and juvenile justice issues facing the District of Columbia. Butler oversees the District’s integrated justice information system, JUSTIS, and the District’s Statistical Analysis Center. In this role, she has provided comprehensive organizational leadership. Under her management, the CJCC has been designated a criminal justice agency for information sharing purposes and received an Excellence.gov award for Intergovernmental collaboration in 2012 for JUSTIS.

Upon joining the CJCC in 2006 as its legal advisor and program analyst, Butler provided legal counsel to the agency on criminal and juvenile justice matters and helped guide the agencies’ strategic priorities. During her tenure, Butler was tapped to serve as CJCC’s interim executive director, and then advanced to become the agency’s deputy executive director before her appointment to lead the agency.

Butler is a native Washingtonian and attended D.C. public schools. She later earned her B.S. in finance from Georgetown University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. After completing law school, Butler served as a law fellow for Georgetown University Law Center’s Street Law Clinic.