CWUNews FeedNews Feed out these 3 upcoming Career Services events:, 27 Sep 2017 11:30:39<p>For a better image, click <strong><a href="">here</a></strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 457px; height: 600px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Save the Date!!! The Environmental Truth, 02 May 2017 08:28:58<h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 392px; height: 600px;"></h3></h3 style="text-align: center;">Winter schedule 2018 WITH faculty office hours, 16 Mar 2017 08:58:37<p>Here is the Winter Schedule for 2018. This will be updated as we get more room information.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 406px; height: 600px;"></p><p>For a clearer picture, click <strong><a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong></p>Alpha Phi Sigma NEW MEMBER APPLICATION, 27 Feb 2017 13:44:03<h2 style="text-align: center;"><br><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 501px; height: 600px;"></h2><p style="text-align: center;">Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> for application</p></h2 style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;">Central Washington University hires new chief of police!, 27 Feb 2017 11:38:35<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 600px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">Joseph Han, Central Washington University’s Vice President of Operations, today appointed Jason Berthon-Koch as the new chief of police and director of public safety for the school’s Police and Parking Services.</p><p>Berthon-Koch, who served as interim chief of police since July 2017 following former Chief Michael Luvera’s departure, officially assumed the position on Jan. 16.</p><p style="text-align: center;">“I am extremely honored to have this opportunity to continue working with such a dedicated staff that believes in the mission of the department and university,” Berthon-Koch said. “Being an alumnus of CWU I take great pride in working hard to see that CWU is a safe, inclusive and secure learning environment.”</p><p>Berthon-Koch received his bachelor’s degree in law and justice from CWU in 2007 and has worked with the department since 1999. Originally hired as an officer, he has held the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and captain.</p><p style="text-align: center;">During his time at the university, Berthon-Koch has received numerous awards and accomplishments including 2004 CWU Police Officer of the year, 2010 Recipient of Keys to Success Award from the Center for Student Empowerment at CWU, Law Enforcement Hero Award presented by The American Red Cross Kittitas County Chapter, and the 2016 Susan B. Anthony Award from R.A.D. Systems Inc.</p><p>“Jason has proven his ability to successfully lead the Police and Parking Services department,” Han noted. “He has continued to engage the campus community by meeting with cabinet members, university employees, faculty and student leaders, along with participating in numerous outreach initiatives.”</p><p style="text-align: center;">Prior to coming to CWU, Berthon-Koch was enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he received an honorable discharge. He also served as a Kittitas County reserve deputy and Kittitas County corrections officer.</p><p>“I look forward to working with our wonderful students, faculty and staff exploring new and innovative ways for community policing,” Berthon-Koch said.</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">CWU LAJ at the Western Society of Criminology conference, 15 Feb 2017 10:38:03<p>Dr. Lisa Monchalin, student Autumn Adams ,and Dr. Charles Reasons present their paper, "Indigenous Mass Incarceration and Racial Injustice: The Colonial Problem in Canada and the United States" to the Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Las Vegas, February 11, 2017.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p>Law and Justice Celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary, 08 Dec 2016 09:58:48<p>This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Law and Justice, and in celebration of that, we've just added <a href="">a history of the LAJ department</a> to our site.</p><p>We're sure there are more stories to tell than we have there, though, and we'd love to hear from you! Have you been a part of&nbsp;CWU's Law and Justice history? Please email us at and share your memories!</p>LAJ Selfie!, 01 Sep 2016 08:13:18<p>Some of the Ellensburg LAJ crew gathered yesterday evening to thank James Huckabay for his work as interim department chair and to welcome our new chair, Paul Knepper.</p><p>Left to right: Charles Reasons, Roger Schaefer, Paul Knepper, Teresa Divine, James Huckabay, Shaffer Claridge, and Michael Hanscom.</p><p><img alt="LAJ Selfie" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p>Presenting the Kozar Collection, 24 Jun 2016 10:41:20<p>Former LAJ student John Kozar has very kindly donated his collection of law enforcement organization badges, covering much of the United States, to the CWU Department of Law and Justice.</p><p>Photos of the collection are now available <a href=";type=1&amp;l=a31a035475">on our Facebook page</a>!</p>Reducing Incarceration in Washington State: Speaker and Panel Discussion, 24 May 2016 10:18:40<p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 167px; height: 250px; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; float: left;">The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Over the past academic year, Central Washington University has welcomed a variety of speakers to share their insight on mass incarceration, particularly in terms of racial disproportionality. On Tuesday, May 31 at 4 p.m., King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg will introduce his top ten criminal justice reforms. Then at 5 p.m., a diverse panel of experts will discuss these reforms and take questions from the audience. Free and open to the public, the speech and panel will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom.</p><p>Satterberg has been King County’s prosecutor since 2007, overseeing the largest jurisdiction in the state. As the Washington state prison population is rising, Satterberg supports economic and rehabilitative criminal justice reform.</p><p>“He has been a leader regarding innovative practices and policies,” said Chuck Reasons, Ph.D., law and justice professor at CWU. Reasons will be moderating the panel consisting of:</p><p>• Roger Schaefer, Ph.D., assistant professor, CWU law and justice department<br>• Julius Debro, Ph.D., retired professor, University of Washington law, societies and justice program<br>• Jonathan Umana, Restorative Community Services Program, Yakima County Juvenile Court<br>• Keith Champagne, Ph.D., associate dean for student development, CWU</p><p>“[Attendees] can expect to learn about practical ways to reduce the large number of people going to jail and prison in Washington State,” Reasons said.</p><p>This event is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year’s inaugural theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, aims to educate Central’s community and initiate discussions about race.</p><p>For more information, contact Chuck Reasons at 509-963-1779 or</p><p>This event is sponsored by the Law and Justice Department. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-3208 or by emailing<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br>