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D.C. juvenile chief leaving for New York

A change in the District's juvenile justice setup, as reported by The Post's Nikita Stewart:

Vincent N. Schiraldi, whose advocacy of less restrictive detention for juvenile offenders was both commended and condemned, is leaving his post as director of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services to head New York City's probation department.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the appointment Monday. The news drew mixed reaction in the District, where Schiraldi led the juvenile justice agency for almost five years and most recently oversaw the closing of the Oak Hill Youth Center.
Youth advocates praised Schiraldi's nurturing tendencies and the outlets the agency provided, such as acting in a Shakespeare troupe and providing free lawn service for elderly residents. Leaders in the Fraternal Order of Police questioned whether Schiraldi was too lenient.

Read the full story on The Post's web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 1, 2009; 8:41 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , From the Post , Internal Affairs , The District  
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