New interim director for DYRS
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has named the city's chief juvenile prosecutor, Deputy D.C. Attorney General Robert Hildum, to be interim director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Service.
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DYRS to name new director
The head of the District’s juvenile justice agency has been forced out after a series of high-profile crimes involving youths thrust the agency into the upcoming mayoral race and threatened to overshadow continuing improvements .
The mayor’s office has scheduled a briefing for Monday afternoon to announced a new director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
Marc A. Schindler, who had been named interim director in January, appeared well-positioned to win the permanent appointment from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D). A lawyer and longtime juvenile justice advocate, Schindler, with his lower-key style, was expected to ease some of the tensions that built at DYRS under the previous director, Vincent N. Schiraldi.
But within a few months of taking over for Schiraldi, who had been appointed the head of New York City’s probation agency, Schindler and DYRS came under fire amid a string of crimes linked, in one case erroneously, to juvenile offenders, starting with the March 31 mass shooting on South Capitol Street.
-- Henri Cauvin
Washington Post editors
| July 19, 2010; 4:03 PM ET
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