Leahy brings Senate panel to Vermont to focus on crime solutions

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will chair a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, March 22, in Barre, Vermont. The hearing will examine the effective efforts of Barre and surrounding communities in fighting drug-related crime. Leahy has invited the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, R. Gil Kerlikowske the nation s drug czar to testify at the hearing. Kerlikowske is the former police chief in Seattle, and has almost 40 years of law enforcement experience. Judiciary Committee Member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a former prosecutor, will also attend.Leahy chairs the Senate panel, and noticed the hearing on Effective Community Efforts to Counter Drug-Related Crime in Rural America on Friday. Leahy has been a long-time leader in Congress on efforts to assist state and local law enforcement, as well as community-based efforts to prevent and address crime. This is the third in a series of hearings on drug crime that Leahy has brought to Vermont. He has twice brought the Judiciary Committee to Vermont to hear firsthand about the successful efforts communities have made to address drug-related crime. The hearings, which were held in Rutland and St. Albans, helped to strengthen community resolve to address the problem of drug-related crime, and highlighted successful community-wide efforts to take on this difficult issue. In Vermont, we have felt the presence of drug abuse and drug-related crimes in our communities. The myth persists that these are only big-city problems, but rural America is also coping with these issues, said Leahy. As we learned in Rutland and St. Albans, communities are developing innovative and effective ways to combat crime, and communities across the country can learn from their successes. Vermonters in Barre and the surrounding communities have similarly pulled together to face this serious problem, and I believe this hearing will help other small towns across the country learn from their successes.Leahy has advocated a three-pronged approach to combating rising crime levels in America prevention, treatment and enforcement. He has invited local and state officials to testify, as well as community leaders and advocates. Barre Mayor Tom Lauzon will offer testimony at the hearing.Witnesses who will testify with Director Kerlikowske at the March 22 hearing include:* Col. Tom L Esperance, Vermont State Police Commander* Barbara Floersch, Associate Director of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club* *Susan, Graduate of the Vermont Works for Women s Modular Home Construction Program at Northwest State Correctional Facility* Damartin Quadros, Community business ownerThe hearing will be held Monday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m., at the Barre City Auditorium, 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre, Vermont.# # # # #**Name has been changed to protect witness identityNOTICE OF COMMITTEE FIELD HEARINGThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on Effective Community Efforts to Counter Drug-Related Crime in Rural America for Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Barre City Auditorium in Barre, Vermont.By order of the Chairman.# # # # #Source: Leahy’s office. 3.12.2010last_img read more

How to bounce back from a bad performance review

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Going in for a scheduled review with your supervisor is always a nerve-wracking experience. No matter how prepared you are or how well you think you’re performing in your position, sometimes your review does not go as expected. What’s important is how you use the feedback you’ve been given to your advantage for professional improvement. Below are a few tips for how to bounce back if your performance review is less than stellar.Keep calmJust because your boss’ feedback isn’t all positive, it doesn’t mean you are on the chopping block. Keep your cool and really listen to the critiques you are given. Reviews are a chance for your superior to provide you with valuable insight into how they perceive you are doing. So, view it as a chance for you to learn and grow and don’t take it personally.Let yourself digestYou may be somewhat surprised by a poor review so give yourself time to ruminate on exactly what was said. Let it sink in completely and then schedule a follow up with your supervisor if you feel it’s necessary. You may not have had a chance in the review to ask questions, so circle back with your boss. This will demonstrate your attentiveness to their feedback and your desire to make the necessary changes.Record accomplishmentsAs you move on from your bad review don’t get discouraged. Instead, let it motivate you to knock your work out of the park. The important thing now is to not only accomplish the tasks your superior has set forth, but to also go above and beyond them. Keep a record of what you’ve completed, any positive feedback or communications you’ve encountered, and the ways you are stepping outside the box to achieve company success. Then, when it’s time for your next review, you’ll be confident going in knowing you did everything that was asked of you and more.last_img read more