Director of Communications
, Center for the Prevention of School Violence Manager
, Receives National Award from Hamilton Fish Institute
The Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is pleased to announce that its Center for the Prevention of School Violence (CPSV) Manager, William Lassiter, was recently awarded the recognition for service award by the Hamilton Fish Institute for his outstanding work in the area of school violence.
The award was presented to Lassiter during the 2007 National Conference on Safe Schools on October 30, 2007, in Washington D.C.
"We could not be more proud of William Lassiter
on this wonderful accomplishment," said Secretary George L. Sweat.
commitment and dedication to school violence prevention has been a tremendous asset to this Department, and we commend him on receiving this much deserved award."
, (left) Darlene Marsh and Malcolm Lee discuss Tool-Kit training sessions.
Lassiter began working for the CPSV in January of 1998 as a researcher.
In 1999, he became the project coordinator for North Carolina's statewide school safety tip line and its accompanying educational campaign, Working Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE).
By 2001, Lassiter had been promoted to the CPSV's School Safety Specialist.
In this position, Lassiter
coordinated a number of projects for CPSV
including: the "What We Want to Be is Bully-Free" awareness campaign and North Carolina's annual "Census of School Resource Officers.
organized the North Carolina portion of the National Institute of Justice-sponsored national evaluation
of school resource officers and directed North Carolina's critical incident response-kit project.
has also been instrumental in coordinating North Carolina's pre-service teacher conflict management project as well as the CPSV's
character education effort.
Lassiter received his Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from North Carolina State University.