Tara Kunkel

Tara Kunkel is presently on detail to the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance through an interagency agreement serving as a Senior Drug Policy Advisor.

Prior to her detail at BJA, Ms. Kunkel spent five years as a court consultant providing leadership on the implementation of evidence-based practices in the justice system. She also spent fourteen years as a drug court administrator, probation officer and criminal justice planner. Ms. Kunkel graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters in Social Work and received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia.

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