Office of Justice Programs
Administration Confirms Nearly 200 Job Cuts at Agency that Handles Juvenile Justice
The Justice Department has told Youth Services Insider that the Office of Justice Programs will reduce the Office of Justice Programs’ workforce by nearly 200 positions by October of 2019, a move that could sap staff from the already-small division focused on federal juvenile justice policy.
Former Sessions Staffer Leading Office of Justice Programs
Jeff Sessions was confirmed on Feb. 8 to serve as Attorney General. But a large department that includes the federal juvenile justice portfolio has been led by one of his former Senate staffers since January 30.
Reading Between the Lines, Justice Dept. Supports Closing Juvenile Prisons
She didn’t provide the kind of neatly-wrapped, unequivocal stuff of memes. But Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, facing unemployment in a few months, essentially threw Justice Department support behind the movement to eliminate large juvenile justice facilities in the United States.