Sunnetta "Sunny" Slaughter, Founder and Managing Principal of Sunny Slaughter Consulting, LLC., has been called the Master Connector and the Olivia Pope of Crime; she was featured in Women Leadership Magazine USA as one of DC's top 25 Women Business Leaders in 2020 and 2021. She is a TEDx Speaker, 2020 Progressive Women's Voices Alumnae of the Women's Media Center, and a 2021 Ambassador of The OpEd Project. At the helm of SSC, an executive consulting firm based inside the beltway of DC. She brings over 35 years of an eclectic mix of consultancy, advocacy, speaking, training, and expertise as a federal law enforcement instructor, litigation consultant, public health expert, CRIED strategist, global human trafficking expert, policy writer, and media contributor.
Ms. Slaughter is a federally certified law enforcement instructor, training coordinator, subject matter expert, and consultant formerly with the US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. During that time, she completed several specialized training programs, including the Domestic Violence Instructor Training Program, Drug Taskforce Supervisor School, and Hate and Bias Crimes Course (both for sworn law enforcement only). She was an expert for the first DHS Blue Campaign on Human Trafficking. Ms. Slaughter is the former Co-chair of the National Opioid Caucus and former Co-chair of the Violence as a Public Health Issue Committee for the eight states in the Southeast Region IV for the US Department of Health and Human Services. She was a consultant and trainer for the Office for Victims of Crime TTA.
Ms. Slaughter has opined expert witness reports in state and federal cases as a litigation consultant for prosecution and defense teams across the spectrum of crime and criminality. She provides her perspective on the intersecting complexities of vulnerability, trauma, corruption, criminality, oppression, and policy, making her a leading contributor to research, initiatives, programs, and services and a national policy writer. She has facilitated global discussions on women in leadership, violence as a public health issue, the culture of policing in America, human trafficking and exploitation, criminal justice reform, violence against women, and mass incarceration. Ms. Slaughter has conducted training at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on behalf of law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, and medical and mental health facilities. She has presented at several national conferences, including the annual American Public Health Association and the National Child Welfare Conference, for the US Attorney's Office in AL, FL, NC, and the Roman Catholic Archdioceses of Trinidad and Tobago in Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms. Slaughter has received numerous awards and recognition and has been a guest at the White House through the last three Administrations. She is a media analyst for NEWSY, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, radio, magazines, podcasts, and online media outlets, weighing in on some of the nation's top issues.