Chyrl Jones is Deputy Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She has oversight of OJJDP's programs and initiatives, including mentoring; tribal youth; gang prevention, Internet crimes against children; missing and exploited children; child advocacy centers, drug courts; reentry; and formula grant programs.
Ms. Jones also served as the Deputy in OJJDP's former State Relations and Assistance Division and worked on behalf of designated state agencies for 15 years prior to her current position as Deputy Administrator. Before coming to the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Jones worked at the National Governors Association on maternal and child health issues, the University of Maryland on environmental health concerns, and C-SPAN, to name a few. Ms. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of the District of Columbia.