The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention may be close to hiring a new administrator. California Superior Court Judge Kurt Kumli has been named as a candidate, according to a report in Youth Today.
Kumli worked for 17 years in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, and spent 15 of those years focused on juvenile and child welfare issues. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed him to the bench in 2006.
Kumli may not be well connected to the Obama administration, but Youth Today points out that he seems qualified considering his background in juvenile justice reform in California.
The OJJDP, the juvenile justice branch of the Department of Justice, focuses on supporting state and local efforts in providing kids with effective programs. Last year, OJJDP awarded more than $1,050,000,000 in grants to various agencies throughout the nation.
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