Karissa Taylor

Karissa Taylor is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Karissa graduated from Covenant College from 1996 and University of Washington Law School in 2001.  She began with the King County Prosecutor's Office in the fall of 2001 and has completed rotations in District Court, Juvenile, Special Assault, and has spent 12 years in Violent Crime. She is currently implementing a Bureau of Justice Assistance Police-Prosecutor Partnership Initiative grant.  The grant partners the prosecutor’s office with 8 law enforcement jurisdictions, public health, and federal partners to focus on firearms violence.  Under the grant, Dr. Andrew Fox of Fresno State is using co-arrest data to build social networks of those most at risk of victimization.  The remainder of the grant will be focused on implementing the data collection and analysis around firearm violence.


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