Robinson Plans “What Works Clearinghouse” At Justice


Justice Department officials must be “good stewards” of the billions of taxpayer dollars that they allocate to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, Laurie Robinson, President Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, reports “It is imperative that there be a system of internal controls and strong accountability to guard against waste, fraud and abuse,” Robinson said.

Robinson said she would also make a “What Works Clearinghouse” of Justice Department research available to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to ensure that taxpayer money is going towards effective programs. Robinson, who also served as OJP Assistant Attorney General during the Clinton administration, was praised by committee Democrats Ben Cardin (MD), Arlen Specter (PA), and Patrick Leahy (VT).

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