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May/June 2005
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Missing Children's Day
Faith-Based Initiatives
Court Coordination Program
EUDL Conference
New Publications
Funding Update
Coordinating Council
Advisory Committee

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Robin Delany-Shabazz has been named Director, Concentration of Federal Efforts Program, within OJJDP. In her new position, she will serve as Designated Federal Officer for both the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Most recently, Ms. Delany-Shabazz worked as the Child Abuse and Neglect Program Coordinator in OJJDP's Child Protection Division. In that capacity and in her prior positions with OJJDP, she focused on policy and program development and supported a number of national and local initiatives through funding and technical assistance agreements. Ms. Delany-Shabazz is an applied anthropologist with a background in prevention; youth development; community, systems, and organizational change; management and planning; issues analysis; and research, marketing, and communication.

Elissa Rumsey is OJJDP's new Compliance Monitor Coordinator within the State Relations and Assistance Division (SRAD). Ms. Rumsey joined OJJDP in 1997, first serving in the Office's former Research and Program Development Division. In 1999, she became a State Representative and in that capacity helped states achieve compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Ms. Rumsey has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore, teaching courses on "Solutions to Youth Problems" and "Adult and Juvenile Corrections." Ms. Rumsey holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University in Boston.

Kerri Strug joined the OJJDP staff in March as a special assistant. Ms. Strug is a presidential appointee who comes to OJJDP from the Office of the General Counsel at the Treasury Department. She also has worked as a staff assistant with the Office of Presidential Student Correspondence. Ms. Strug received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and was an elementary school teacher in the San Francisco Bay area before moving to Washington, DC, in 2003. A native of Tucson, AZ, Ms. Strug is a former Olympics gymnast. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, she was part of the first U.S. women's gymnastics team to win the all-around gold medal.

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