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Attorney General of the United States Virgin Islands

The Attorney General of the United States Virgin Islands supervises and directs the Department of Justice.[1] In 1962, the Virgin Islands Department of Law was established as an executive department in the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands pursuant to the Virgin Islands Code (Title 3, Chapter 8). With the passage of Act No. 5265 in 1987, the department was now referred to as the Virgin Islands Department of Justice. Additionally, the passage of Act No. 5265 placed the Bureau of Corrections under the jurisdiction and administration of the Department of Justice—remaining there until October 1, 2009.[2] The department has the following divisions:

  • Solicitor General Division
  • Civil Division
  • Criminal Division
  • Domestic Violence Unit
  • Family/Special Victims United
  • Bureau of Investigations
  • White Collar Crime and Public Corruption Section
  • The Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Virgin Islands Civil Rights Commission
  • Paternity & Child Support Division
  • Victim Services Unit
  • Sexual Offender Registry

List of attorneys general (1961-present)Edit

  • Francisco Cornerio[3] (1961-1969)
  • Peter J. O'Dea[3] (1969-1971)
  • Ronald H. Tonkin[3] (1971-1973)
  • Verne A. Hodge[3] (1973-1976)
  • Edgar D. Ross[3] (1977-1978)
  • Iver A. Swan[3] (1978-1980)
  • J'Ada Finch-Sheen[3][4] (1981-1984) [1st female]
  • Leroy A. Mercer[3] (1984-1986)
  • Godfrey deCastro[3] (1986-1990)
  • Rosalie S. Ballentine[3][4] (1991-1995)
  • Julio A. Brady[3] (1995-1999)
  • Iver A. Stridiron[3] (1999-2004)
  • Alva A. Swan[3][5] (2004-2005)
  • Kerry Drue[3] (2005-2006)
  • Vincent Franklin Frazer[3][6] (2006-2015)
  • Terri Griffiths[3][7] (2015) [Acting]
  • Claude E. Walker[1][3] (2015–present)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Virgin Islands - Department Of Justice". usvidoj.codemeta.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  2. ^ "Virgin Islands - Department Of Justice". usvidoj.codemeta.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "NAAG | Virgin Islands Former Attorneys General". www.naag.org. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  4. ^ a b Brathwaite, Joan A. (1999). Women and the Law: A Bibliographical Survey of Legal and Quasi-legal Materials with Special Reference to Commonwealth Caribbean Jurisdictions and Including Relevant Commonwealth Caribbean Legislation and Case Material. University of the West Indies Press. ISBN 9789766400699.
  5. ^ "Alva Swan Is Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands | St. John Source". St. John Source. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  6. ^ "SUPREME COURT OF VIRGIN ISLANDS: ADA SELF EVALUATION PLAN" (PDF). November 2013.
  7. ^ BLACKBURN, JOY. "Contract not yet in place for Griffiths". The Virgin Islands Daily News. Retrieved 2018-07-25.