Sedgwick Confirmed Assistant Attorney General

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Jeffrey L. Sedgwick
Jeffrey L. Sedgwick was confirmed by the United States Senate on Thursday, October 2, 2008, as Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs. Nominated by President Bush to the position in April 2008, Mr. Sedgwick has served as Acting Assistant Attorney General since January 2008 and Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics since March 2006.

As Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Sedgwick is responsible for providing overall management and oversight of OJP, whose mission is to enlarge the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. In this position, he guides the development of OJP policy and priorities and coordinates the activities of its bureaus and offices.

Mr. Sedgwick has served as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the statistical agency of the Department of Justice since January 2006. He was confirmed by the United States Senate in March 2006. When Mr. Sedgwick resigns as BJS Director, Mr. Michael Sinclair, as Principal Deputy Director, will assume the role of Acting Director.

"We certainly wish Jeffrey Sedgwick the best in his position as Assistant Attorney General," said Executive Director Ron Hawley. "Throughout his tenure, Assistant Attorney General Sedgwick has made thoughtful and informative contributions to the deliberations of both the Board and Membership making him one of SEARCH's most trusted and important partners."