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John J. Wilson

Deputy Administrator
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Acting Chair

John J. Wilson is Deputy Administrator for OJJDP. He served as Senior Counsel to OJJDP from 1974 until 1992, when he became its full-time Legal Counsel. He also served as Acting Administrator and later was appointed as Deputy Administrator by the Attorney General. Before coming to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Wilson was a Program Administrator and Caseworker at the Michigan Department of Social Services. He served as a member of the Montgomery County (MD) Juvenile Court Committee from 1986 to 1992, serving the last 3 years as the Committee's Chair. He has lectured and taught courses in the legal rights of children, juvenile justice, and family law, and has been published in the Children's Legal Rights Journal, the Juvenile and Family Court Journal, and Corrections Today. He coauthored OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders (1993), is an Editor of A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders (1993), and is an Editor of A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent and Chronic Offenders (1995). Mr. Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in History-Economics from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law.

Date Created: July 9, 2020