LEADERSHIP SEACOAST HEADS TO STRAFFORD COUNTY COMPLEX FOR EXAMINATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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New Hampshire Law Firm Devine Millimet Sponsors Day’s Activities

Dover, New Hampshire, February 1– Leadership Seacoast, a local non-profit committed to the development of informed and active community leaders, recently held the second interactive workshop of its 2013 program year at the Strafford County Complex in Dover, New Hampshire. The day’s programming focused on issues relating to the criminal justice system and featured an in-depth discussion with New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau along with a guided tour of the Strafford County jail. The 36 members of Leadership Seacoast’s Class of 2013 came away from the retreat with a new-found understanding of the most pressing challenges facing Seacoast communities and an appreciation for the connections between crime, substance abuse, and mental health.

The Criminal Justice Program Day was made possible thanks to the support of New Hampshire law firm Devine Millimet. Founded in 1947, Devine Millimet brings to bear a history of unmatched service and experience for the benefit of its legal clients and strongly believes in the intrinsic value of local organizations like Leadership Seacoast.

Now entering its 25th year discovering community issues, Leadership Seacoast will host the remaining 7 interactive program days of 2013 between now and June, providing participants with an opportunity to explore questions pertaining to education, economic development, arts and culture, and the environment. By the end of the program, graduates will have discovered the ties binding these diverse topics together and will be empowered to create positive and lasting change throughout the region.

Thanks to the support of area businesses such as Devine Millimet, Leadership Seacoast is able to provide meaningful experiences for every student, offer scholarships for participants, create further opportunities for alumni, and secure the best speakers and venues. For more information about Leadership Seacoast, go to http://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.

 

About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Leadership Seacoast provides participants with unique insight into the synthesis of business, arts, education, and politics in the creation of active and thriving communities and demonstrates how small actions can have a significant impact on the global good. Since 1988, Leadership Seacoast has built a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to solve the challenges facing the Seacoast. For more information about our program, visit http://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or contact us at jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.