Office of Juvenile Affairs board appoints interim director

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 11:27 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The board governing the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs has appointed an interim director to run the agency until a permanent replacement can be found.

Board members on Friday appointed Deputy Director Gary Bolin to the post.

Richard DeLaughter was fired after a series of state and federal audits questioned the agency's handling of contracts and millions of dollars in grant funds.

Bolin will receive an annual salary of $82,100.

The board also outlined a plan for finding a permanent director that includes sending out a notice of the job opening nationwide.