Meet the Office of Justice Programs Nominee
By Stephanie Woodrow | September 18, 2022 2:23 pm

Laurie O. Robinson (DOJ)

Laurie O. Robinson (DOJ)

Laurie O. Robinson (Brown University) is nominated to be Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs. If confirmed, Robinson — who is not a lawyer — would replace Bush administration OJP head Jeffrey Sedgwick, who resigned in January.

Her vitals:

  • Born in Washington, D.C., in 1946.
  • Has been Deputy Assistant Attorney General for OJP since Sept. 14.
  • Was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for OJP from January until earlier this month.
  • Worked as a distinguished senior scholar/director of the criminology department in the master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 until January.
  • Was a consultant to Pew Charitable Trusts from May 2008 to August 2008.
  • Served as a consultant to Abt Associates in Cambridge, Mass., from February 2004 to August 2004.
  • Worked as a consultant to the Council of State Governments in Lexington, Ky., from August 2003 to June 2004.
  • Was a consultant to Justice Management Institute in Denver, Colo., from January 2003 to July 2005.
  • Worked as the president of CSR Incorporated in Arlington, Va., from January 2003 to August 2003.
  • Served as the Assistant Attorney General for OJP from September 1994 to February 2000.
  • Was the Associate Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General from August 1993 to September 1994.
  • Worked as the director of the criminal justice section at the American Bar Association from September 1979 to August 1993. Also headed the association’s professional services division.
  • Served as the assistant staff director at the criminal justice section at the American Bar Association from July 1972 to August 1979.
  • Was a temporary administrative assistant at Potomac Temporaries in Alexandria, Va., from April 1972 to July 1972.
  • Worked as a desk editor and reporter at the Community News Service in New York, N.Y., from September 1968 to July 1971.
  • Received the Edmond J. Randolph Award at the Justice Department for Outstanding Service.

Click here for her full questionnaire.

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