Paul A. Quander Jr.
Paul A. Quander Jr. is a native Washingtonian and resident of Ward 7. He has spent nearly his entire career in the criminal justice sector, working to improve public safety in the District of Columbia. He has served in a variety of capacities, including as the presidentially appointed Director of Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency. In that capacity, he was responsible for approximately 15,000 men and women who were being supervised on probation, parole or supervised release. Mr. Quander was also appointed as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). The CJCC serves as the forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions and facilitating cooperation that will improve public safety in the District of Columbia for it residents, visitors, victims and offenders. Prior to that, Mr. Quander served as an Assistant United States Attorney for more than seven years, investigating and trying the most serious and violent criminal offenders and organizations. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the DC Department of Corrections, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of eight prisons, two detention facilities and several community correctional centers. In addition, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in what is now the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (formerly the Corporation Counsel), where he prosecuted juvenile offenders and represented District of Columbia agencies and personnel in civil actions. Currently, he serves as the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, where he is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all District of Columbia public safety agencies.