THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JULIE E. SAMUELS AS DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
President Clinton today announced the appointment of Julie E. Samuels as Director of the National Institute of Justice at the Department of Justice (NIJ).
Ms. Julie E. Samuels, of McLean, Virginia, has served as Acting Director of the NIJ since April 2000. Previously, she was the Director for Policy in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, where she has worked since 1979. In 1992 and in 1995, Ms. Samuels received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service. In 2000, she received a Presidential Rank Award.
Ms. Samuels received an A.B. in Political Science from Brown University and a M.P.P from the University of California-Berkeley.
The NIJ is the research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ is authorized to support research, evaluation, and demonstration programs, development of technology, and both national and international information dissemination aimed at reducing and preventing crime and improving criminal justice policy and practice.