Prolific researcher and professor Clayton Mosher shared interesting results of his research about juvenile incarceration at our meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Mosher said he built a network by participating in a variety of academic and community meetings and continuing to publish research in journals that mattered to professionals in the field but were not necessarily as prestigious academically — such as Law and Policy, Police Quarterly, Prison Journal and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. As he became known, more research opportunities came his way.
In 2001, Mosher moved from Pullman to Vancouver, where he immediately started establishing local connections.
He has worked with law enforcement, probation counselors, judges and other court officials, school personnel, drug prevention and treatment experts, local homeless and food bank councils, and state officials at various agencies. The common thread among them, Mosher said, is a commitment “to issues of social justice and to doing the right thing for the people they serve.”
In other club business, President Susanne presented her January Rotarian of the Month recognition to Membership Director Scot Brantley. Susanne said his perfect attendance thus far, and his behind-the-scenes work on membership recruitment and retention has been recognized and appreciated.
Service Projects Director Steve Pash also shared details about our upcoming March 11 smoke detector installation project with Clark County Fire & Rescue. This hands-on project has been scheduled for training to begin at 8:30 a.m., at the CCF&R headquarters (911 NE 65th Avenue, Ridgefield), then move to McCuddy's Marina near the Port of Ridgefield about 10 a.m. for installations. If you're interested in participating, please contact Pash by email.
Thanks to our guest Nayla Kassab (proposed member) and visiting Rotarian Laurie Doering (Lewis River) for joining us.