Senate OK’s First Justice Programs Agency Head: Susan Carbon


More than a year after President Obama took office, the Senate has confirmed a nomination to head one of the Justice Department’s anticrime funding and research agencies. Susan Carbon was approved by unanimous consent to lead the Office on Violence Against Women, reports Carbon had served as the supervisory judge of the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division.

Among other agencies in the Office of Justice Programs, John Laub’s nomination to head the National Institute of Justice was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Dec. 3, but the Senate has not voted on it. The committee approved the nomination of James Lynch to head the Bureau of Justice Statistics last week. The panel has yet to consider Bea Hanson, nominated Dec. 23 to lead the Office for Victims of Crime. The White House is yet to nominate directors of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention.

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