Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice

Vice Chair
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile
Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Department of Labor

Chief Executive Officer
David Eisner
Corporation for National
and Community Service

Assistant Secretary
Julie L. Myers
Department of Homeland Security

Steve Preston
Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Margaret Spellings
Department of Education

Michael O. Leavitt
Department of Health
and Human Services

Director John P. Walters
Office of National
Drug Control Policy

Practitioner Members

Larry K. Brendtro
William L. Gibbons
Adele L. Grubbs
Steven H. Jones
Pamela Rodriguez
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Victor Rodriguez


Betty M. Chemers
Acting Deputy Administrator

Betty Chemers has spent more than 25 years in the public and not-for-profit sectors working on criminal justice and juvenile justice issues. She currently serves as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Discretionary Programs at OJJDP, overseeing research, demonstration, and training and technical assistance activities. Previously, she served as Director of OJJDP's Research and Program Development Division for 4 years. From 1972 to 1985, Ms. Chemers worked at the National Institute of Justice, where she directed the Courts Research Division and served as Special Assistant to four National Institute directors. She was responsible for overall management and participated in several initiatives to improve the way the government communicates the results of criminal justice research to persons working in the field and to the public. From 1985 to 1987, Ms. Chemers served as the Director of Planning and Policy Analysis for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. After this, prior to rejoining the Federal Government, she advised not-for-profit associations in health and juvenile justice areas on strategic planning, finance, and management issues. She is currently completing a 2-year term as President of AIRS, an interfaith organization in Baltimore, MD, that provides housing and care to approximately 250 homeless persons and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

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