President Biden Taps Nationally Renowned Criminal Justice Researcher Nancy La Vigne to Lead National Institute of Justice

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May 4, 2022

LBJ School alumna Nancy La Vigne ('91), was appointed by President Biden as the director of the National Institute of Justice, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

"Throughout her distinguished career, Nancy La Vigne has dedicated her enormous talent to bridging the divide between researchers, practitioners and policymakers, helping justice system professionals apply science and data to our nation's most pressing public safety challenges," said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon. "Her grasp of the complex issues behind America's crime and justice problems is second to none, and we will be fortunate to rely on her remarkable ability to translate knowledge to practice in the service of safer communities and a more just and equitable society."

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