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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 21, 2000



The President today announced his intent to reappoint John A. Calhoun and Larry EchoHawk to serve as Members of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Mr. John A. Calhoun, of Washington, D.C., currently serves as President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), a non-governmental organization that provides comprehensive assistance in community crime prevention to national, state, and local groups. A nationally recognized leader on prevention issues, he served in the Carter Administration as Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families. Mr. Calhoun is the former Vice President and Director of Public Policy of the Child Welfare League of America. He also helped design both the Community Responses to Drug Abuse (CRDA) and T-CAP, the Texas City Action Plan to Prevent Crime.

Mr. Calhoun received a B.A. degree from Brown University, an M.A. degree in theology from the Episcopal Divinity School, and an M.A. degree in public administration from Harvard University.

Mr. Larry EchoHawk, of Orem, Utah, is a professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He served as Attorney General of Idaho from 1991 to 1995 and as Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney from 1986 to 1990. In addition, Mr. EchoHawk was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives where he served on the Joint Finance & Appropriations and Resources & Conservation Committees. 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 has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for professional and civic contributions, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal, awarded by George Washington University, for outstanding service in Human Rights.

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 makes recommendations to the President and Congress annually.