Mary Lou Leary, executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, has been named Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy at the U.S. Justice Department’s Office
of Justice Programs. In a note to colleagues, Leary said she could likely “continue to raise the profile of victim issues in my new position.”
Leary is a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., who worked in the Office Of Justice Programs during the Clinton Administration, eventually serving as its acting director. Those interested in applying for Leary’s old job, which she has held for four years, can see information on the group’s Web site.