Shannon Scully is the Senior Manager of Criminal Justice Policy at NAMI, where she serves as a subject matter expert on criminal justice/mental health policy. In this role she oversees NAMI’s work on criminal justice policy, researching and analyzing administrative and legislative policies related to the justice systems response to people with mental illness. She also provides technical assistance to NAMI affiliate organizations on best practices for implementing programs that support criminal justice reform.
Before joining NAMI, Shannon worked at the Vera Institute of Justice, providing training and technical assistance to communities working to address domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities. She started her work in criminal justice working in the county courts in Cook County, IL, where she provided case management and support to victims of crime.
Ms. Scully holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Benedict at Saint John’s University and a Master of Public Policy from American University in Washington, D.C.