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Amy Solomon Sworn In To Head DOJ's Office of Justice Programs

Amy L. Solomon was sworn in as the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, the Justice Department said. She heads the department’s largest funding, research and statistical component, overseeing $5 billion annually in grants and other resources to support state, local and tribal criminal and juvenile justice activities and victim service programs. “It is an immense honor to serve this Department and work alongside such expert and dedicated colleagues who are so committed to our mission to support safe and just communities,” Solomon said.

Solomon was confirmed by the Senate on April 18. She previously was OJP’s Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Before joining OJP in May 2021, she was Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, where she led a corrections reform portfolio aimed at reducing the reach and transforming the culture of prisons, shifting the focus of community supervision "from catching failure to promoting success" and expanding economic opportunities for people with criminal records. Solomon served for seven years in the Obama administration as director of policy for OJP and as senior advisor to OJP’s Assistant Attorney General. She was executive director of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, coordinating the efforts of more than 20 federal agencies on a range of reentry issues. Solomon spent 10 years directing reentry and public safety projects at the Urban Institute. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.


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