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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 5, 1994
                       DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

     President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint John

A. Calhoun, Nancy G. Guerra and Rose W. Washington as members of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The Council coordinates all Federal programs relating to juvenile delinquency as well as federal programs which involve missing and exploited children. Additionally, the Council examines ways in which Federal, State and local governments can better coordinate separate programs to better serve at-risk children. Finally, the Council makes recommendations to the President and Congress on the coordination of overall policy and the development of objectives.

John A. ("Jack") Calhoun is Executive Director of the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington, DC. A nationally recognized leader on prevention issues, he served in the Carter Administration as Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families. He is the former Vice President and Director of Public Policy of the Child Welfare League of America. Mr. Calhoun received his B.A. from Brown University and two Masters Degrees, one in Theology from Episcopal Divinity School and the other in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Nancy G. Guerra is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Guerra is a specialist in cognitive behavior in high-risk/aggressive youth and juvenile delinquency. She has received numerous grants and awards in her field and is the author of many articles on this topic. Professor Guerra received her Bachelors degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Masters degree from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Rose W. Washington is currently Director of Juvenile Services, Dallas County, Texas. She was a Commissioner of the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice from 1990 to 1993. Ms. Washington has received recognition from the Kennedy School of Government and the New York State Department of Education for her work as Director of the Spofford Juvenile Center. Ms. Washington received a B.S. in English from State University of New York, Oneonta, a Masters degree in Education from Marywood College and was a 1992 participant in the Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.