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2 more Philly-area prosecutors tapped for lead roles in AG's Office

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has tapped two more Philadelphia-area prosecutors to key roles in his office.

Robert Reed, a former federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, and Pearl Kim, a former Delaware County prosecutor, will lead Shapiro's new Office of Public Engagement, which will handle all outreach and constituent-related inquiries.

The new office will help "prevent and solve crime by educating the public and building stronger relationships with people from all communities," Reed said in a statement.

Reed, 62, will serve as executive deputy attorney general for public engagement and Kim, 37, will serve as senior deputy attorney general. Both have been known for their community outreach work in the Philadelphia area.

Reed most recently served for more than six years as executive assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as deputy chief of the U.S. Attorney's Criminal Division.

Kim worked as a prosecutor for more than nine years with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. She served in the DA's Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division and since 2013 was chief of the division's Human Trafficking Unit.

Over the past seven years, Reed directed an unprecedented violence prevention, prisoner reentry, and community outreach initiative that has been the model for the U.S. Department of Justice, the AG's Office said in a statement Wednesday.

He has also worked on initiatives to help children stay out of trouble, including a sports program piloted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Philadelphia Juvenile Probation Department and the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative.

In January, Shapiro announced that Jennifer Selber, who served as chief of the Philadelphia District Attorney's homicide unit, was selected to be his office's new executive deputy attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division and that Jonathan Scott Goldman, a partner at the Blank Rome law firm in Philadelphia, was appointed executive deputy attorney general of the Civil Division.

In another high-profile move, Shapiro tapped former Bucks County prosecutor Michelle Henry as his first deputy.  Henry served as head of child abuse prosecution, district attorney and first assistant district attorney in Bucks.

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