Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Governor Brown Promotes Parole Official to New Post
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named Jennifer Shaffer executive officer of the Board of Parole Hearings.
Shaffer, 42, has served since January as the board’s chief of hearing operations for the northern region. Previously, she served in the Bureau of Independent Review with the Office of the Inspector General, as special assistant inspector general from 2006 to 2008 and then as senior assistant inspector general from 2008 until she was named chief of hearing operations.
Shaffer served with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as assistant director in the Office of Victim and Survivor Services from 2004 to 2005 and then as assistant secretary in the Office of Victim and Survivor Services from 2005 to 2006.
Shaffer served as counsel and analyst for the California Performance Review in 2004, as staff counsel and deputy executive officer for the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board from 1997 to 2004, and counsel to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety in 1996.
She is a graduate of UC Davis and of Sacramento’s Lincoln Law School and was admitted to the State Bar in 1995.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $131,940. Shaffer is registered decline-to-state, although a press release issued when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named her to the Office of Victim and Survivor Services post indicated that she was a Republican at the time.
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