June S. Binney, J.D.
June Binney brings over 25 years of experience in the field of correctional health and forensic mental health in Massachusetts and New York as an executive level administrator, policymaker and attorney.
As Director of Health and Criminal Justice Programs at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Ms. Binney developed and oversaw the medical school’s program of behavioral health and medical services in the Massachusetts state prison system. In that position, she also managed hospital and specialty services for a new Federal Bureau of Prisons Medical Center, and provided forensic mental health services in over 20 Massachusetts courts.
While serving as Deputy Commissioner for Correctional Health Services in New York City, Ms. Binney was responsible for the provision of all medical and behavioral health services for 20,000 city jail detainees and inmates. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Binney held several relevant positions in Massachusetts including Special Counsel to the Governor, Executive Director of the Governor’s Special Advisory Panel on Forensic Mental Health, Supervising Counsel at Bridgewater State Hospital (the State’s maximum security psychiatric hospital) and Counsel to the Department of Correction. She has taught courses in Forensic Mental Health and Mental Health Law at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.
More recently, Ms. Binney served as the medical, behavioral health and substance abuse content expert on a comprehensive master plan for the Massachusetts state and county correctional systems for the year 2020, and currently consults to private companies and government agencies regarding correctional health and forensic mental health program design and implementation; systems reform; and risk management.
Ms. Binney holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.