FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
TRACY A. HENKE WILL SERVE AS ACTING ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department announced today that Tracy A. Henke will serve as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office of Justice Programs (OJP). OJP provides federal leadership to develop the nationís capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, assist crime victims and improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Henke has served as Deputy Associate Attorney General for the Justice Department since October 2003, a position she will continue to serve in addition to the new duties as Acting Assistant Attorney General for OJP. In this capacity, she provides oversight to several Justice Department components including OJP, the Office of Violence Against Women, the Community Relations Service, and the Community Oriented Policing Services Office. Before joining the Office of the Associate Attorney General, Henke served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Departmentís Office of Justice Programs. Prior to joining the Department, Henke served as the Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Christopher Bond of Missouri.
Henke is a graduate of the University of Missouri.