Eleven members of the NEC CJ Club, along with Professors Frank Jones and Rick Hubbard, attended the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency Conference held in North Conway, New Hampshire from Oct. 28th to Oct. 31st. The New England Council on Crime and Delinquency (NECCD) is made up of affiliates from the six New England States, run solely by volunteer professionals in the areas of Corrections, Probation and Parole, Juvenile Justice and Law Enforcement. Students were able to attend a variety of workshops designed to educate professionals in the most current skills, strategies, tools, and networking to assist all professionals in the field of crime and delinquency. They also were given several mentoring sessions specifically designed solely for our NEC students.
In addition, the students attended the keynote address given by Dic Donohue, the Metropolitan Boston transit police sergeant who was critically wounded in the line of duty during the Watertown, Massachusetts shootout following the Boston Marathon bombings. After being shot, Dic was rushed to a nearby hospital and was feared dead from the significant blood loss. Miraculously, he survived the shooting and in a very inspiration talk he told his story, through crime scene pictures and video, of that night of the shooting, his incredible challenges of recovery, and law enforcement lessons learned in the incident