On January 18, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson
announced the designation of Melodee Hanes as the Acting Administrator of OJJDP. Hanes served as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Policy at OJJDP for the past 2 1/2 years. Before joining OJJDP, Hanes worked for 16 years as a deputy county attorney prosecuting child abuse, sexual assault, and homicide cases and for years trained and lectured on child abuse-related topics. Following are excerpts from an OJJDP News @ a Glance
interview with Hanes about her plans and priorities for OJJDP.