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Oklahoma juvenile affairs director retiring

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The director of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs is retiring.

Robert E. "Gene" Christian announced Friday at a Board of Juvenile Affairs meeting that his last day on the job will be July 31. Officials said in a news release that a search will begin for his replacement.

Christian is a former district attorney who took over as director Sept. 1, 2006.

He says the staff has been challenged by reductions in staff and budget, but they have been diligent and determined in their care for the state's youth.

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