THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN J. WILSON AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF
The President today announced the nomination of John J. Wilson to serve as Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the Department of Justice.
Mr. John J. Wilson, of Potomac, Maryland, is currently as the Acting Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mr. Wilson joined the Department of Justice in 1974 as an attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. In 1994, he was appointed as Deputy Administrator in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mr. Wilson has lectured and taught courses in the legal rights of children, juvenile justice, and family law. He is the author of articles published in the Children's Legal Rights Journal, the Juvenile and Family Court Journal, and Corrections Today.
Mr. Wilson received an A.B. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a M.B.A. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a J.D. degree from the Detroit College of Law.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) at the Department of Justice is composed of the following divisions: Research and Development, Training and Technical Assistance, Special Emphasis, State Relations and Assistance, Concentration of Federal Effort Program, Missing Children's Program and the Information Dissemination Unit. The mission of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist crime victims. In addition, the OJP is responsible for identifying, defining, and promoting the understanding of critical crime, delinquency, and justice issues. The Office seeks to develop, support, and evaluate promising, innovative strategies for ensuring safe and just communities and for assisting crime victims while building partnerships that strengthen federal, state, and local government and community capacities.