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Criminal Justice Lecture Series November 13 talk to focus on treatment court

ISSUED: 1 November 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice is hosting a Criminal Justice Lecture Series talk Wednesday, November 13, at 11 a.m. in the Jefferson Room, White Hall 104, featuring Nicholas Leftwich, state drug court coordinator for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Leftwich will discuss “Treatment Courts and Probation.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will delve into the nuances of how treatment courts in West Virginia operate as well as how probation officers work in the field.

Leftwich oversees programmatic and fiscal stewardship of all treatment courts in West Virginia. The state has four treatment courts—Adult Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Family Treatment Courts, and Veterans Treatment Court. Leftwich works with all probation officers in the state to provide any and all technical assistance and serves as a resource to the field officers.

For more information, contact Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice, at

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