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Melodee Hanes Named Acting Administrator of OJJDP

January 18, 2012

Acting OJJDP Administrator Melodee HanesOn January 18, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson announced that Melodee Hanes has been designated as the acting administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Hanes, who has served as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Policy at OJJDP for the past 2 1/2 years, replaces Jeff Slowikowski, who served as Acting Administrator for nearly 3 years. Slowikowski will become the acting deputy administrator for policy at OJJDP.

Prior to joining OJJDP, Hanes spent 16 years as a deputy county attorney in Des Moines, Iowa, and Billings, Montana, where she prosecuted child abuse, sexual assault, and homicide cases. She has trained child protection investigators and served as an adjunct professor of law at Drake University, where she taught child abuse law, forensic medicine, and forensic law. Hanes is a graduate of Drake University School of Law.


Read the full release at www.ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2012/ojppr011812.pdf

Read Melodee Hanes' biography at www.ojjdp.gov/about/StaffDetail.asp?si=121.


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