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February 2009Vol. 10, No. 1From the Associate Commissioner's Office

The change in Administration brings with it leadership changes here at the Children's Bureau. As we await the appointment of the new Associate Commissioner, Joe Bock has been named as the Acting Associate Commissioner. I have been the Deputy Associate Commissioner since 2002 and have been with the Children's Bureau for over 12 years.

With every Administration and leadership change, the Children's Bureau's mission has never changed. We remain committed to working with States and Tribes to implement and improve services to vulnerable children and families. In my role as Acting Associate Commissioner, the Children's Bureau staff and I will continue to work toward our mission of achieving safety, permanency, and well-being of children through partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities. As in the past, we hope that you find this month’s edition of Children's Bureau Express informative.


Joe Bock
Acting Associate Commissioner