A visit to Stratford County Jail
McLane Law Celebrated as Program Day Sponsor

DOVER, N.H.– Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization fostering informed and engaged leaders, kicked off their first program day, Justice Day on Wednesday, January 25th, at the Stratford County Jail and Court House, The day was sponsored by McLane Law Firm.  The program began with a visit to the court where the class explored issues concerning the New Hampshire justice system, including alternative programs for offenders, the Drug Court Program, budget issues, and other conflicts facing the system.
The students toured the Stratford County Jail, with Ray Bower, County Administrator.  Two individuals from the class got to experience first hand how the arrest and booking procedures work.  Lunch was served in the jail, and the students learned the operations of Stratford County and what makes an effective jail system.
After lunch Chief Justice of the Rockingham County Superior Court, Judge Tina Nadea & Christine McKenna, Chief Probation and Parole Officer met with the group and continued the discussion on different programs and solutions.  This program day was a very eye opening and hands on experience for the students, it challenged personal assumptions and exposed them to diverse ideas, possible solutions, and leadership practices.
“McLane Law Firm has always gone above and beyond, and continues to support our community and Leadership Seacoast,” said Jennifer Wheeler, executive director of Leadership Seacoast.  “They are committed to the developing awareness around the issues through educational programs like ours—we are so grateful for its support.”
Thanks to financial support from community members and corporations like McLane Law Firm, Leadership Seacoast is able to provide meaningful experiences for every student, offer scholarships for participants, create additional opportunities for alumni, and secure the best venues and speakers. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact executive director Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or JWheeler@LeadershipSeacoast.org.