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The NIJ Director

The Director is appointed by the President to lead the National Institute of Justice and establish the agency's objectives, guided by the needs of the field and the priorities of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The current Acting Director is Jennifer Scherer, Ph.D.

Follow the NIJ Director through the entries from the "Director's Corner" below or learn about the Office of the Director.

See a list of past Directors since 1969 and their speeches, remarks, and messages.

Date Created: March 14, 2008