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The Honorable John Warner
SENATOR JOHN WARNER STATEMENT
Chairman Leahy, Senator Specter, and my distinguished colleagues on the Judiciary Committee, I am pleased to introduce to the Committee, Mr. Jeffrey Sedgwick, a Virginian, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs.
As you know, the Office of Justice Programs, or OJP, serves to provide and coordinate information, research and development, statistics, training, and other support to the national justice community to facilitate the improvement of public safety in states and localities throughout the United States.
Mr. Sedgwick has served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for OJP since January 3,2008, and on April 23, 2008, he was nominated to serve as the Assistant Attorney General. Mr. Sedgwick also presently serves as the director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a position to which he was confirmed by the Senate for in March 2006.
Prior to his service in the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Sedgwick taught political science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for twenty-eight years. Throughout his
Mr. Sedgwick received his A. B. from Kenyon College in 1973, and he earned a Master's degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1975 and 1978, respectively.
I thank the Committee for scheduling this confirmation hearing, and for considering this nominee.