THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT A. BABBAGE, JR AND LARRY ECHOHAWK
AS MEMBERS OF THE COORDINATING COUNCIL ON JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION
The President today announced the appointment of Robert A. Babbage, Jr. and Larry Echohawk as Members of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Mr. Robert A. Babbage, Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, is Senior Managing Partner of Babbage Cofounder, an Intersouth, Inc. firm specializing in government relations, lobbying, and business development. He was Vice President of the U.S. Corrections Corporation from 1997-1998. He served as Chairman and CEO of the Kentucky Democratic Party from 1995-1997. From 1992-1996, he served as the elected Secretary of State of Kentucky. He was Kentucky's elected Auditor of Public Accounts from 1988-1992. He was a Council Member At-Large of the Lexington Urban County Government from 1982-1988. He served as Assistant to the President of the University of Kentucky from 1984-1986, Administrative Assistant to the Governor of Kentucky from 1976-1979, and as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor of Lexington from 1975-1976. He has also served as Chair of the United Way of Kentucky and as Chair of the Kentucky Council on Alcoholism. Mr. Babbage received a B.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University, a M.A. degree in international business from the University of Kentucky, and a M.A. degree in social ethics from Lexington Theological Seminary.
Mr. Larry Echohawk, of Orem, Utah, is a professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He served as Attorney General of Idaho from 1990-1994. He was Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney from 1986-1990. From 1982-1986, he served as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives. From 1977-1986, he was the Chief General Counsel of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. In 1985, he served as Special Prosecutor for the Navajo Nation. From 1975-1980, he was with the firm of Echohawk, Thorne, Ross, Sloan, and Kearl. He was a staff attorney with California Indian Legal Services from 1973-1975. He has served on the boards of American Indian Services, the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, and as Vice-President of the National Association of Attorneys General. Mr. Echohawk received a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree from the University of Utah.
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention coordinates all federal programs that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles or relate to missing and exploited children. The Council examines how separate programs can be coordinated among federal, state, and local governments to better serve at-risk children and juveniles. The Council, which is chaired by the Attorney General, makes recommendations to the President and Congress annually.