Listenbee Reorganizes DOJ Juvenile Justice Agency–First Shakeup In 10 Years


Robert Listenbee, the first permanent head of the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Administration in more than four years, has reorganized his office, says the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Speaking Friday to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in Washington, D.C., Listenbee said three new offices — the Youth Development, Prevention and Safety Division; the Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Division; and the State and Community Development Division — will be managed by the OJJDP's Deputy Administrator for Programs, a position held by Marilyn Roberts.

The new structure replaces the Deputy Administrator for Policy position, which previously oversaw the Office of Policy Development as well as a communications unit — with a Deputy Administrator for Operations. Nancy Ayers, the current OJJDP Deputy Administrator for Operations, will oversee two new offices; a Budget and Administration Division and an Innovation and Research Division. The last major reorganization at OJJDP took place in 2003.

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