NIJ’s Muhlhausen to Head Reentry Panel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions named David Muhlhausen, director of the National Institute of Justice, executive director of Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry (FIRC).

Attorney General Jeff Sessions named David Muhlhausen, director of the National Institute of Justice, executive director of Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry (FIRC). Ja’Ron Smith, Domestic Policy Council Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization, will be White House liaison to the council. “Recidivism rates in this country are unacceptably high,” Sessions said. “That means more costs for society, more dangerous work for our law enforcement officers, and more crime.” He said DOJ “is committed to improving outcomes for those reintegrating into society who want to abide by our laws.”

President Trump established the council last month, the successor to a similar panel in the Obama administration. Muhlhausen became NIJ director last year. Previously, he was a research fellow in empirical policy analysis at the Heritage Foundation, where he worked since 1999.

from https://thecrimereport.org