LEMIT Delivers Model Eyewitness ID Policy for Texas

Illustration of two men pointing at a live police lineup.

A model policy that will serve as a resource for Texas law enforcement agencies on eyewitness identification procedures was delivered to departments across the state by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.

New SHSU Graduate is Working on The Hill

Congressional Intern Justin Davidson stands in front of The Capitol in Washington.

Justin Davidson served his time on “The Hill” as an intern for two Texas Representatives, Mac Thornberry and Kevin Brady. In December, he landed a job as a full-time staff member in Washington, D.C.

College of Criminal Justice Fulfills Christmas Wishes

Faculty and staff from the College of Criminal Justice pose with presents under the Colleges Christmas Tree
Faculty and staff from the College of Criminal Justice helped two families from SAAFE House celebrate Christmas.

For the second year in a row, the College of Criminal Justice helped make Christmas extra special for deserving families in Huntsville.

Online Masters Graduate Tosses Hat(s) into Criminal Justice

Online Masters Graduate Ian
Online Masters Graduate Ian "Buddy" Lovestock donated his collection of police hats to the Criminal Justice Center.

Ian “Buddy” Lovestock, who graduated in December from the Online Master in Leadership and Management program, is bringing his interest in policing across the globe to the Criminal Justice Center.

Criminal Justice Holds Commencement for 247

CJ Graduate Shanntel White celebrates with her family at the Criminal Justice Reception.
CJ Graduate Shanntel White (r) celebrates with her family at the Criminal Justice Reception.

Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice, graduated nearly 250 students in December, including five new Ph.D.s.

Beto Lecture: Protecting Human Rights Through Good Policing Practices

Illustration includes the U.S. Constitution, an American flag, and a police badge.

Dr. Jack Greene of Northeastern University will discuss "Policing for Human Rights: If not us, who? If not now, when?" as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series on Feb 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Center.

Interns Put Violent Criminal Aliens on ICE

Esther Boyd did her internship with the Houston ICE office.
SHSU Senior Esther Boyd did her internship with the Houston ICE office.

As interns with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Houston, Esther Boyd and Kristopher Sanchez helped keep illegal aliens who are repeat violent offenders off the streets.

Research Team Studies Expedited DUI Courts

Illustration including drink, keys and gavel

Expedited court cases for DUI offenses reduced the numbers of cases filed, but it didn’t decrease the number of alcohol-rated collisions, two researchers at Sam Houston State University found.

Army Lt. Trains Close to Home in Florida Police Department

SHSU Intern Leo Correa takes a bite from Mark of the K-9 Unit
SHSU Intern Leo Correa takes a bite from Mark of the K-9 Unit.

Leo Correa went to Florida for his criminal justice internship, serving in a suburban police department 20 miles outside Orlando.

Analyzing the Biosocial Origins of Antisocial Behavior

Dr. Brian Boutwell

Dr. Brian Boutwell, an Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice, is working to unlock the mysteries surrounding the role that genetics and environmental influences play on criminal and antisocial behavior.

Dye Living the Dream as Grand Prairie Police Chief

Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye

Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye believes in community policing and, in his short five months on the job, he is promoting programs that unite law enforcement and citizens.

Forensic Research Extends Detection of Cyanide Poisoning

Dr Chi-Chung (Jorn) Yu)Dr. Chi-Chung (Jorn) Yu is studying a new biomarker for cyanide poisoning, which may extend its detection window in death investigations by weeks if not months.

Unless cyanide is found at the time of death on the mouth or nose, elevated cyanide concentration can only be found for up to two days under current toxicological testing. Dr. Yu and his colleagues have found a substance that appears in the liver following cyanide poisoning that could serve as a stable biomarker for a longer period of time.

Dr. Armstrong Elected Fellow to the Academy of Experimental Criminology

Dr. Todd ArmstrongDr. Todd Armstrong joined the Fellows of the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC). The AEC recognized distinguished scholars who have successful led randomized, controlled or field experiments in criminology.

Dr. Armstrong, an Associate Professor at the College of Criminal Justice, was elected to the elite group of 30 scholars worldwide and was installed on Nov. 16 during the annual meeting of American Society of Criminology. The Fellows include representatives from colleges and professional organizations across the world.

SHSU Ph.D. Grad Heads Training for NYPD

Dr. James O'Keefe (SHSU PH.D. 89)

SHSU Alumnus James O’Keefe (Ph.D. ) was recently tapped as a Deputy Commissioner of Training for the New York City Police Department, overseeing education and training for 35,000 sworn officers and 15,000 civilian personnel.

Teaching the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

SHSU Alumni Lloyd Dragoo is the new Director of the Law Enforcement Academy at Sul Ross State University.
SHSU Alumni Lloyd Dragoo is the new Director of the Law Enforcement Academy at Sul Ross State University.

Alumnus Lloyd Dragoo (MA 98) has combined his passion for law enforcement with his love of teaching in his job as Director of the Sul Ross State University Law Enforcement Academy in Alpine.

Students Learn The Value of Good Detective Work

Former Alvin Detective Sue Dietrich (r) talks to a student following her lecture.
Former Alvin Detective Sue Dietrich (r) talks to a student following her lecture.

A former Alvin detective who investigated the murder case of a two-year-old girl killed by her father urged criminal justice students to continue to ask questions and use common sense, even when it conflicts with expert opinions.

SHSU Students Test Ethics in Espionage at CIA Seminar

Professor Jim Olson from Texas A & M University surveyed SHSU students on the ethical issues of spying.
Professor Jim Olson from Texas A & M University surveyed SHSU students on the ethical issues of spying.

Professor Jim Olson, a senior lecturer at Texas A & M and a former CIA officer, polled Sam Houston State University students about ethical issues in espionage, using the same challenges the U.S. government is facing in gathering intelligence across the globe.

Public Hearing Set on Eyewitness ID Model Policy

Graphic of lineup of stick figures with magnifying glass over one of them.

A public hearing will be held on Dec. 1 in Austin on a model policy and procedures that can be used by Texas law enforcement for eyewitness identification.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, which was mandated by the Texas Legislature to develop a sample policy, will conduct a question and answer session from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the State Capitol, House Hearing Room E2.030, located in the Capitol Extension. There will be time limits for each question.

All law enforcement agencies in Texas that conduct lineups in the routine performance of an officer’s duty are required to adopt a written policy and procedures on eyewitness identification by Sept. 1, 2012. The proposed model policy, which can be viewed at lemitonline.org or accessed via the Internet from public libraries across the state, was developed in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and special interest organizations across Texas.

In addition to the public hearing, comments can be submitted via e-mail to lemitresearch@shsu.edu or mailed to Dr. Rita Watkins, Executive Director, The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University, 1600 Bobby K. Marks Boulevard, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2417 through Nov. 30, 2011.

A map of the Capital Complex and visitor parking is available at http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/SPB/Plan/FloorPlan/Complex.htm.

Special Presentation: Child Abuse & Neglect Class

Child Abuse blocks

Thu., Nov. 17, 2011
2-3:20 P.M.
CJ Lower Auditorium

A special presentation in Dr. Raymond Teske's Child Abuse Class will explore the case of two-year-old Renee Goode of Alvin, who was murdered by her father. The basis for the book To the Last Breath, the program will features Renee's grandmother, Sharon Couch, who doggedly pursued justice for her granddaughter, and Alvin Police Detective Sue Dietrich, who investigated the case and discovered a $50,000 life insurance policy that the father took out on the child.

Interested faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Real Talk w/CJ: Huntsville K9 Officer Blane Rodgers

Realt Talk with CJ logo

Tue., Nov. 15, 2011
2-3 P.M.
CJava Cafe

Blane Rodgers, a SHSU alumnus, wears several hats at the Huntsville Police Department, including K9 Officer, Community Relations Officer and SWAT Team Leader.

Interns Stamp out Drugs and Fraud in the U.S. Mail

Miguel Sanchez, intern for Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service
Miguel Sanchez

Come rain, sleet, snow or hail, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be stamping out crime in the mail, assisted this fall by two Sam Houston State University students.

Beto Lecture Explores New Theory of African American Offending

Drs. Shaun L. Gabbidon (l) and James D. Unnever co-authored A Theory on African-American Offending: Race, Racism, and Crime
Drs. Shaun L. Gabbidon (l) and James D. Unnever co-authored "A Theory on African-American Offending: Race, Racism, and Crime."

African American men, which represents about 6 percent of the American population, account for about 60 percent of the robbery arrests in the United States. Why?

Two leading scholars, Drs. James D. Unnever of the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, and Shaun L. Gabbidon of Penn State Harrisburg, set out to answer that question and published A Theory on African-American Offending: Race, Racism, and Crime. The researchers presented their ground-breaking theory that the glaring disparities in offending patterns are related to the unique history of African Americans and their present racial subordination at the Beto Chair Lecture Series at the College of Criminal Justice.

Real Talk with Huntsville K-9 Officer

Huntsville Officer Blane Rodgers and Quintus
Huntsville Officer Blane Rodgers and Quintus.

Huntsville Police Officer Blane Rodgers does more than just aid his own community. He also uses his well-trained drug dog to help decrease the transfer of drugs in town and down the IH 45 corridor.

Special Presentation: Child Abuse & Neglect Class

Child Abuse blocks

Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
2-3:20 P.M.
CJ Lower Auditorium

A special presentation in Dr. Raymond Teske's Child Abuse Class will include prosecutors in a Houston case involving the sexual mutilation of a five-week-old baby. Scheduled to appear are Assistant District Attorneys Debra and Denise Oncken and Tammy Thomas, who will take students through a step-by-step overview of the case, prosecution and sentencing.

Interested faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Recent Publications by Faculty, Graduate Students and Alumni of the College of Criminal Justice

Here is a list of recent publications by faculty, graduate students and alumni of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice.

Beto Chair Lecture: Drs. James Unnever and Shaun L. Gabbidon

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri Nov 4, 2011
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
CJ Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

Dr. James D. Unnever, Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, and Dr. Shaun L. Gabbidon, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State University, Harrisburg, will present "A Theory of African American Offending."

LEMIT Seeks Comment on Eyewitness ID Model Policy

eye looking through a jagged fence

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is seeking public comment on a model policy on the use of eyewitness identification procedures by law enforcement in Texas.

Scholarship Turns Tragedy into Hope

Joy Triplett (l) presents the Sarah Janine Cleary and Michael Griffin Cleary Scholarship to Katrina Caldwell-Russell.
Joy Triplett (l) presents the Sarah Janine Cleary and Michael Griffin Cleary Scholarship to Katrina Caldwell-Russell.

When Jim and Joy Triplett lost their daughter, Sarah Janine Cleary, in a double homicide in Montgomery County in 1997, they established an endowment in her memory at Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice and in honor of their son, Michael Griffin Cleary, then a senior criminal justice major at the College.

Real Talk w/CJ: Paul Davies, Diplomatic Security Service

Realt Talk with CJ logo

Tue., Oct. 25, 2011
2-3 P.M.
CJava Cafe

NCIS Agent is Jack-of-All Trades

NCIS Special Agent Chad Willie, a 1995 SHSU alumnus, covers felony investigations in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps over an eight-state area.
NCIS Special Agent Chad Willie, a 1995 SHSU alumnus, covers felony investigations in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps over an eight-state area.

As a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) in Memphis covering eight states, Chad Willie has to develop an expertise in a lot of different specialties.

Vietnamese Police Get Professional Training at LEMIT

A delegation of 20 Corporals from Vietnam met with police officials in Huntsville.
A delegation of 20 Corporals from Vietnam met with police officials in Huntsville.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas hosted its first professional development program for high-ranking police officials from the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam.

Alumnus Creates “Truancy Guys” to Close Gateway to Delinquency

The Truancy Guys from the Fort Bend Sheriff's Office include (l to r) Deputy Jerome Ellis, Juvenile Outreach Coordinator Dennis McAfee and Corporal Roger Barton
The "Truancy Guys" from the Fort Bend Sheriff's Office include (l to r) Deputy Jerome Ellis, Juvenile Outreach Coordinator Dennis McAfee and Corporal Roger Barton.

They’re called the “Truancy Guys.”

The brainchild of Dennis McAfee, the Juvenile Outreach Coordinator for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the Truancy Abatement Program began 13 years ago with a mission to keep kids in school. The program, which reached 24,000 students in the 2010-2011 school year, includes an education component for students, teachers and administrators; home visits; curfew checks; and truancy sweeps.

Students Witness Innocence in Death Row Cases

Five exonerated Death Row inmates recently visited the College of Criminal Justice.
Five exonerated Death Row inmates recently visited the College of Criminal Justice.

Five former Death Row inmates, who were exonerated from their crimes, visited Sam Houston State University to provide insight on the criminal justice system to future law enforcement, corrections and legal professionals.

Exploring Careers in Diplomatic Security

Special Agent Paul Davis (r) poses with Israeli Defense Minister Ehub Barak (center) and an Israeli Shin Bet officer.
Special Agent Paul Davis (r) poses with Israeli Defense Minister Ehub Barak (center) and an Israeli Shin Bet officer.

When Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad recently met Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in New York to discuss issues surrounding a Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations, Paul Davies was at the center of it all.

High School Teachers Get Lessons in Forensics

Dr. Chi-Chung (Jorn) Yu demonstrates how to make a trajectory kit for ballistics.
Dr. Chi-Chung (Jorn) Yu demonstrates how to make a trajectory kit for ballistics.

High school teachers from across the state gathered at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) to learn about the latest tools for teaching forensic science in the classroom.

Study Abroad Trips Planned to Italy, China, UK in 2012

Aerial picture of the Vatican

The College of Criminal Justice is offering a world full of opportunities for students to study criminal justice in other countries through Study Abroad programs in 2012.

Detecting "Bath Salt" Designer Drugs

Composite picture of bath salts and lines of cocaine on a mirror.

In October 2011 the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Forensic Science Foundation (FSF) funded a capstone project proposal in the Master of Forensic Science Program to investigate the designer drugs known as “Bath Salts” (beta-keto-amphetamines or BKAs).

SHSU Homecoming Game

Sat., Oct. 15, 2011
2 p.m.
Bowers Stadium
Huntsville

Join the College of Criminal Justice for sausage on a stick and soft drinks at its Tailgating Party before the big game! Kickoff for SHSU vs. Nicholls State begins at 2 p.m.!

To learn more about the game and to purchase tickets, visit GOBEARKATS.COM

Studying Risk Factors for Female Victimization on Texas College Campuses

Report cover for Risk Factors Associated with Women’s Victimization featuring distraught woman.

According to recent research, 15 to 30 percent of women will experience rape or attempted rape during their college careers. Similarly, property crime and personal victimization remains a concern on college campuses.

To highlight prevention, the Crime Victims’ Institute recently released findings from a study that investigated the impact of students’ daily routine activities and levels of self-control on personal, property crime, and sexual assault victimization.

Two SHSU P.D. Students Earn Graduate Research Awards

Youngoh Jo
Robin Jackson
Two Ph.D. students from the College of Criminal Justice earned awards from the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) in a graduate student paper competition.

Robin D. Jackson was presented first place and Youngoh Jo took second place in the competition for research papers. Jackson’s paper was “Social bonds and nonmedical prescription drug use by adolescents,” and Jo’s was "The stability of self-control: Hirschi's redefined self-control."

“The two prizes awarded to Sam Houston State University graduate students not only reflects well on our two students, but the faculty that have mentored them and our College as a whole,” said Dr. Will Oliver.

The Southwest Association of Criminal Justice is a regional affiliate of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, one of two major professional organizations in the field. Its membership includes institutions and agencies from across the country. The organizations recently held its annual meeting in College Station, Texas.

Jackson submitted her paper on nonmedical prescription drug use by adolescents and social bonds. The paper found that recent trends indicate an increase in the use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes by adolescents. Previous research indicates that prescription drug abuse along with marijuana use is greater than the prevalence of other illicit drug use. Additionally, some studies indicate that a correlation exists between illicit drug use and nonmedical use of prescription drugs by adolescents.

Despite these findings, few studies exploring the use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes exist in criminal justice literature. An even smaller amount examines the relationship between criminological theory and the nonmedical use of prescription drugs by adolescents. The current study utilizes the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health to examine the relationship between all four social bonds and nonmedical prescription drug use among adolescents.

Findings from the study provide partial support for social bonding theory and additional support for demographic trends related to nonmedical prescription drug use. Adolescents and young adults with strong attachments to parents and school as well as high involvement with school related activities are less likely to report nonmedical prescription drug use. Females are more likely than males to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and a correlation exist between alcohol consumption and nonmedical prescription drug use by adolescents, yet no correlation exists for other illicit drug use.

Jackson said the she initially did the paper for a class last spring. “I was not expecting to win,” said Jackson. “ I am proud to represent Sam Houston State University.” Youngoh Jo
Youngoh Jo
Jo examined the stability of self-control in his research paper. According to his abstract, Gottfredson and Hirschi’s self-control theory has been rigorously tested and received consistent support for strong low self-control-deviance relationship, while one of the fundamental premises of the theory, stability of self-control, has not been fully investigated.

Using Hirschi’s (2004) redefinition of self-control, this study examines the stability thesis. A recent longitudinal national data of South Korean youths with ages ranging from 14 to 18 is used for this purpose. Correlation analysis reveals moderate relationships among self-controls for five years. Gender differences in self-control are significant and consistent, while the differences in self-control between offender and non-offender vary across different time points. Finally, the results of growth mixture modeling show that group differences in self-control change rather than being stable. Overall, the study provides weak support for self-control stability. The implications of these findings are discussed. Jo thanked Dr. Todd Armstrong for inspiring his paper.

“I thank Dr. Todd Armstrong for providing a great class where I learned a lot about criminological theory and got the idea of this paper,” Jo said.

Jo said this was his first time attending SWACJ and he found the presentations “thoughtful, interesting and professionally useful.”

“The relatively smaller group of attendees than national conferences not only facilitated robust discussions during the program, but also provided a relaxed atmosphere conducive to networking during the luncheon and breaks,” Jo said. “Especially, I was amazed by so many active Sam graduates in academia, which made me proud of studying at Sam.“

Battle of the Piney Woods

Sat., Oct. 8, 2011
2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX

Sam Houston State University takes on Stephen F. Austin University for the Battle of the Piney Woods in Reliant Stadium. Join the College of Criminal Jutice Tailgating at the SHSU area before the game!

To learn more about the game and to purchase tickets, visit GOBEARKATS.COM

Harris County Grand Jury Visits STAFS “Body Farm,” Crime Lab

Representatives from the grand jury, district attorney and arson squad in Harris County recently toured the SHSU Regional Crime Lab,
Representatives from the grand jury, district attorney and arson squad in Harris County recently toured the SHSU Regional Crime Lab.

Members of the Harris County Grand Jury, District Attorney’s Office and the Houston Fire Department Arson Squad recently visited the Regional Crime Lab and Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility at Sam Houston State University.

Real Talk w/CJ: Mary Lewis, Office of Inspector General USDA

Realt Talk with CJ logo

Tue., Oct. 4, 2011
2-3 P.M.
CJava Cafe

Weimer Chief Upgrades Small Town Policing

Weimar Chief Bill Livingston is a Masters alumnus from SHSU and vice president of the Leadership Command College Alumni Association at LEMIT.
Weimar Chief Bill Livingston is a Masters alumnus from SHSU and vice president of the Leadership Command College Alumni Association at LEMIT.

When Bill Livingston became Chief of the Weimar Police Department in 1993, officers had to go to the repair shop to pick up patrol cars – and hope that they made it through a shift . The department operated out of a tiny office in City Hall.

SHSU Students Aid in Montgomery County Body Search

A group from SHSU recently assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Sam Houston State Forest in a search for human remains.
A group from SHSU recently assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Sam Houston State Forest in a search for human remains.

Ten criminal justice and forensic science students from Sam Houston State University recently assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in a real-life search for human remains in the Sam Houston National Forest.

Terrorism Expert Joins College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Stephen Sloan

A pioneering expert on international terrorism joined the College of Criminal Justice as a visiting professor.

Scholarships Open Doors of Opportunity

Katrina Caldwell-Russell, a senior at the College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded three scholarships during her college career.
Katrina Caldwell-Russell, a senior at the College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded three scholarships during her college career.

Sam Houston State Senior Katrina Caldwell-Russell sees a bright future ahead in the criminal justice field with a federal agency, as a victim counselor or perhaps by combating identity theft. But the best part of all is that she will start her career in May debt-free.

Prosecutorial Misconduct: The Case of Wrongly Convicted Death Row Inmate

Dr. Michael S. Vaughn discusses the case of Connick v. Thompson during Constitution Day at SHSU.
Dr. Michael S. Vaughn discusses the case of Connick v. Thompson during Constitution Day at SHSU.

Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, director of the College of Criminal Justice Ph.D. program, recently discussed the case of John Thompson, a innocent death row inmate who was convicted of murder and imprisoned for 18 years, during a Constitution Day celebration at Sam Houston State University.

Directors Appointed for Online, Masters Programs

To address the growth in graduate and online programs, Dr. Vincent Webb, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice, recently named Dr. Gaylene Armstrong as Director of the Masters Program and Tessalyn Johnson as Director of E-Learning.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Charles R. Tittle

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Fri., Sept. 23, 2011
9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

Dr. Charles R. Tittle, a distinguished sociologist specializing in criminology, will provide the first Beto Lecture of the Fall semester on "The Uses of, and Technology for, International Surveys." Tittle is the Goodwin-Glaxo Wellcome Professor of Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. He is best known for his research on crime, deviance and social control.

University Mourns Passing of Dr. James Barrum

Dr. James Barrum, College of Criminal Justice, 1969-2009
Dr. James Barrum, College of Criminal Justice, 1969-2009

Dr. James Barrum, an Associate Professor at the College of Criminal Justice from 1969-2009 and a former Internship Coordinator, lived the University motto “The Measure of a Life is its Service.”

LEMIT Targets Program for Officers in Crisis

Ector County Sheriff Sgt. Steven McNeill will serve as a peer mentor during a new LEMIT program to help officers after tramatic incidents. McNeill is pictured with Dr. Rita Watkins, executive director of LEMIT, who is initiating the program in Texas.
Ector County Sheriff Sgt. Steven McNeill will serve as a peer mentor during a new LEMIT program to help officers after tramatic incidents. McNeill is pictured with Dr. Rita Watkins, Executive Director of LEMIT, who is initiating the program in Texas.

After Ector County Sheriff Sgt. Steven McNeill was shot in the head in a standoff with a domestic terrorist in West Odessa in September 2010, he wanted to get back to work and return to “normal.”

Drug Court Professionals Seek CMIT Services

Logo of the Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals
The Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals (TADCP) recently joined a growing number of international, national and state associations that use the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT)for secretariat services.

The TADCP is a non-profit organization whose objective is to reduce substance abuse and crime by establishing, and funding drug courts through collaborative community efforts. CMIT will provide administrative and logistical support for the organization, such as managing its membership and upcoming 2011 Annual Drug Court Training Program in October in Dallas.

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