The presumptive candidate to head the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Karen Baynes of the University of Georgia, has withdrawn, Youth Today reports. Baynes’ fiancee has been appointed to a position at the University of Alabama, where Baynes also will work.
Another potential candidate for OJJDP, Vincent Schiraldi, has accepted a job as New York City’s probation director. It seems unlikely that the Justice Department agency will have a permanent director until spring, given the need for Senate confirmation. Jeff Slowikowski is acting administrator.