• November 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 10

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Children's Bureau Associate Commissioner Change

Susan Orr, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, has been asked to accept a 1-year position as the Director of the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in the Office of Public Health and Science. In her new position, Dr. Orr will draw on her years of public policy experience to provide leadership to OPA and advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of reproductive health topics.

As head of the Children's Bureau since 2002, Dr. Orr has advised the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families and has led the Bureau's work on legislative, policy, and budget recommendations in the area of child welfare. Dr. Orr has been responsible for overseeing the Children's Bureau's $7+ billion budget, which has included funding for numerous State programs and projects focused on preventing child abuse and neglect, protecting children, and helping children achieve permanency.

Joe Bock, currently Deputy Associate Commissioner for the Children's Bureau, will temporarily assume the position of Acting Associate Commissioner.

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