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Biography of Robert L. Listenbee

Robert L. Listenbee, JD, Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee
OJJDP Administrator

Robert L. Listenbee is the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Before his appointment to OJJDP, Mr. Listenbee was Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia for 16 years and was a trial lawyer with the association for 27 years; he was also instrumental in creating the Juvenile Defender Association of Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, he has served on multiple state and national organizations and commissions that advocate for gender, race and ethnic fairness in the treatment of juveniles and improvements to juvenile justice policy and juvenile indigent defense, including the National Legal Aid & Defender Association and the National Juvenile Defender Center.

Mr. Listenbee served as co-chair of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence and as member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, which advises the President and Congress. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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