Victim Witness Case Manager, Karen L. Bune, joined the Loudoun County Victim Witness Program in 2017. Ms. Bune has an extensive career history in the criminal justice system and, specifically, victim services. She is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant and trainer on victim issues.
Ms. Bune testified before the Maryland General Assembly on victim related legislation and on repeal of the Spousal Privilege law. She also hosted visiting foreign delegations to the U. S. and provided them knowledge concerning American policies and practices pertaining to crime victims. She has appeared on television and radio discussing victim issues and has been interviewed for newspaper articles.
Ms. Bune holds a Master of Science degree in The Administration of Justice from American University, Washington, D. C. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with specializations in The Administration of Justice and Sociology, from American University as well. She is Board Certified in Domestic Violence and Board Certified in Traumatic Stress. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
She has received numerous awards for her contributions to public service and victims of crime. Among them, Ms. Bune received a Citation of Congratulations from the Maryland General Assembly for exemplary public service for domestic violence victims in Prince George’s County and for the cause of justice in Maryland. She also received the Prince George’s County Police’s Chief’s Award. Ms. Bune was inducted into the Wakefield High School Hall of Fame (Arlington, VA) and recognized for her career achievements.