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Washington, D.C.–Sen. Harry Reid has announced the appointment of Judge Deborah Schumacher and Richard Vincent to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice. This independent advisory board works to coordinate federal activities related to juvenile delinquency and missing and exploited children. It also make recommendations to Congress to help improve federal services for adjudicated youth.
“I am pleased to appoint Judge Deborah Schumacher and Richard Vincent to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice,” Reid said. “As a family court judge with more than a decade of experience, Deborah will bring an important perspective to the Council from the thousands of cases she has handled. Richard has been an advocate for children for decades, having worked in Clark County Juvenile Court for and serving as the State Director of Children, Youth, and Families, and his background will be very useful for the Council’s work.”
Schumacher currently serves on the Washoe County Family Court. She is a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College in Reno and was elected as the president of the Nevada District Judges Association in 2006.
Vincent is currently the owner of a small business that provides educational programs for drug and alcohol abuse, among other services. He worked in the juvenile justice system for decades, serving as the associate director of the Clark County Juvenile Court. He also directed Nevada’s Office of Children, Youth and Families in Carson City.
More information about the Coordinating Council can be found at juvenilecouncil.gov/about.html.