Head Of D.C. Youth Rehabilitative Services Leaves For NYC Job | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Head Of D.C. Youth Rehabilitative Services Leaves For NYC Job

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

When Vincent Schiraldi, a Brooklyn-native, received a call from the Bloomberg administration, it was an offer he couldn't refuse.

"They just called me out of the blue," says Schiraldi. "I just got a call one day from a recruiter that works for Mayor Bloomberg and [he] asked me if I was interested in coming up and looking. So I said 'Yeah, sure.'" Schiraldi's new title will be Commissioner of the Department of Probation.

During his nearly five-year tenure in D.C., Schiraldi made some powerful enemies, especially among judges and prosecutors who felt he was too soft on juvenile offenders. But he's leaving on his own terms, and Schiraldi says that's because the city's political establishment was behind him.

"If it wasn't for Mayor Fenty and the support I had from the council," he says, "there's no way this would be a celebratory moment."

Fenty is expected to name Schiraldi's successor in a few weeks.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 31

Today you can rock out to some familiar tunes or check out a local band’s debut album.

NPR

How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don't order the gravy bowl.
WAMU 88.5

Jonnie Williams On Stand Again Today In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams will take the stand again today in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and his testimony could be key in the case.

NPR

Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.