Interim Juvenile Justice Department Leader Named

Updated, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m.:

The board of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department on Wednesday announced the selection of Linda Brooke as the agency’s interim executive director.

Brooke has worked as TJJD’s chief of staff since September 2012, according to a statement from the agency.

Current executive director Mike Griffiths announced his resignation last month, citing health-related issues. His resignation will take effect March 31.

In a statement, TJJD board chairman Scott Fisher said the agency did not have a timeline for hiring a permanent executive director but would “move expeditiously.”

Juvenile justice reform advocates said Brooke ...

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