Junaid M. Afeef

Junaid M. Afeef

Junaid M. Afeef was named director of the Targeted Violence Prevention Program at the ICJIA in February 2016. Immediately prior to leading TVPP, Mr. Afeef was acting general counsel at ICJIA. Mr. Afeef has over two decades of experience in the criminal justice system. Early in his career he worked in the Juvenile Justice/Child Protection Division of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. He continued working with parents and children as a bar attorney in solo private practice alongside his criminal defense and civil rights work. Mr. Afeef is very active in civic work. He co-founded the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago in 1998, and has served on various boards of religious, civic, and government entities.

Academic Background

  • Juris Doctorate, The American University’s Washington College of Law, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Iowa, 1991


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