Lecture On MADD Issues At SHSU Today

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Lecture On MADD Issues At SHSU Today

Published on February 24, 2015 by Larry Crippen

Former police officer Ben Smith will share his experiences with drunk and drugged driving accidents today at 2 in the Criminal Justice Center’s Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom as part of the College of Criminal Justice’s Voices Lecture Series.

Smith currently works as a victim advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving for East Texas, where he assists victims with the emotional, economic and legal issues that arise from their cases.

He serves as a liaison between law enforcement and prosecutors, talks with insurance companies for claims and provides referrals to counselors or civil attorneys. He also helps victims apply for the Crime Victims Compensation Fund to help cover expenses caused by the crime.

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