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March 17, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Jamey Cresswell, of Oxford, to the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing the distribution and use of federal juvenile justice funds to support youth development programs and improvements to the state’s juvenile justice system.


“Jamey is a man of integrity and high moral character,” Governor Barbour said. “I know that he will be an asset to the Juvenile Justice Committee and will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”


Cresswell worked as a law clerk in the Office of the United States Attorney in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a White House Senior Advisor’s Office intern in 2002 and a National Cotton Council intern in 2001. Currently, Cresswell is pursuing a law degree at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he will graduate in May. He has been actively involved in various activities, including the Legislative Clinic, Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition, Federalist Society, and Stennis Montgomery Association. Cresswell founded and served as president of the Future Prosecutors Association during 2005. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Legislation in 2004 and was a National Truman Finalist during the spring of 2002. Cresswell graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science.