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US Department of Justice
Loretta E. Lynch
Attorney General

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Robert Listenbee

Corporation for National and Community Service
Wendy Spencer
Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Department of Education
John King

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sarah R. Saldaña
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Julián Castro

U.S. Department of Labor
Thomas E. Perez

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President
Michael Botticelli

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Thomas Vilsack

U.S. Department of Defense
Ashton B. Carter

U.S. Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Kana Enomoto
Principal Deputy Administrator

Practitioner Members

Maura Corrigan
Jim St. Germain
Adele L. Grubbs
Jacob Horowitz
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Pamela Rodriguez
Deborah Schumacher
William Thorne
Francisco Villarruel
Richard Vincent


Steven Hal Jones, JudgeSteven Hal Jones
Division II, Sullivan County, Tennessee

The Honorable Steven Hal Jones has served in the elected position of General Session and Juvenile Court Judge in Division II, Sullivan County, Tennessee, since 1984. The Tennessee Futures Commission, in recognition of his innovative approach to helping youth, designated his a model court. Previously, he was the Assistant District Attorney for the Sullivan County Criminal Court for 8 years, where he campaigned for higher conviction rates, more fines, and longer jail terms for offenders charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). He served as the first State Attorney General Protempore, prosecuting motor vehicle crimes ranging from DUI to second-degree murder.

Judge Jones is known as the father of the Character Counts! program in Tennessee and is the driving force behind the creation and implementation of the Moral Combat Character Education Intervention Program for At-Risk Youth. Judge Jones has participated in Tennessee General Session Judicial Conferences in various capacities, including President and Vice President, and has served on many of its subgroups, including the Executive Committee, Education Committee, Chair Conference Committee, Task Force on the Future of the General Session Court, State Bench Bar Relation Committee, and Advisory Board on Children's Plan East Tennessee Legislative Committee.

Many awards and other forms of recognition have been given to Judge Jones, including Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, CASA's National Judge of the Year nominee (twice), President's Service Award nominee by Senator Bill Frist, Tennessee Association of Human Resource Agencies State Youth Award, Tennessee State Legislature "Judge Steven H. Jones Day," Tennessee Medical Association Community Service to Mankind Award, and Distinguished Leadership in Moral Education Award.

Judge Jones received a bachelor of science degree with academic honors from East Tennessee State University and a juris doctorate from Memphis University . He continued his education with special studies in criminal law at Tulane University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, University of Houston School of Law, and University of Nevada .

Judge Jones was appointed to the Council on October 8, 2004 , by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

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