Fellow Profile

Fellow

Katherine Chon

Katherine-Chon

Focus Areas: Violence

United States Department of Health and Human Services

Washington, D.C.

Fellow

Katherine Chon

Katherine is the Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons for the Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  She oversees a budget of $27 million which funds grant programs, reviews requests for assistance from potential minor victims of trafficking; and serves as the federal executive officer of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth. Chon established a Human Trafficking Data Collection project to identify standards for data collection, build evidence for victim assistance programs, and improve interoperability.
 
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is one of 11 operating divisions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Administration focuses on developing resilient, safe, healthy, and economically secure communities.  ACF advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues pertaining to children, youth, and families.