Gray Juvenile Justice Nominee is Rebuffed

July 11, 2011  |  

(Washington Post) — A D.C. Council committee on Friday rejected Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s nominee to run the city’s juvenile justice agency, which has not had a permanent director for more than a year and in recent months has been plagued by brazen escapes and a brutal assault on a corrections officer.  The nomination of Neil A. Stanley to head the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services will still go before the full D.C. Council for a vote, but the 2 to 0 vote against Stanley by the Committee on Human Services was the first time a council body has voted to rebuff one of the Democratic mayor’s Cabinet picks.

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