In 2004, Director Stacia A. Hylton was appointed as the Attorney General's Federal Detention Trustee. In 2010, she was appointed Director of the Marshals Service.
The Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) was established in September 2001 by directive of Congress in response to growing concerns regarding Federal detention. The size and scope of Federal detention demands a central organization that can direct resources and implement programmatic changes. A central structure is key to realizing cost savings and gaining efficiency. The Federal Detention Trustee reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General.