Dr. Larry Long, Executive Director of CJC-CLD serves as Professor and Executive Director of the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech, Education, Mathematics) from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science (Communication, Educational & Psychological Research) from the University of North Texas, and a PhD (Organizational Communication, Management, Research Methods, Computer Science) from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he received the honor of being named as the 1998-99 “Person of the Year” by the National Society of Accountants for his work in developing their strategic plan and process decision making systems. Dr. Long has been qualified as an expert witness in product liability litigation, particularly in the areas of warning label efficacy and research methodology. Dr. Long is a retired artillery and infantry officer who completed 21 years of honorable service with the Army National Guard and is an honorary member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Lorraine Snyder, Director of Certified Credible Leader (CCL) is a Law Enforcement Instructor and has been in the field of public service and law enforcement for twenty-nine years. She began her career at the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety serving as a Crime Prevention Specialist and a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Lorraine was recruited and selected by the NC Department of Justice to develop and implement the state’s first Hate Crime Reporting Curriculum. Recognized nationally for her work, she was chosen to be a speaker at Yale University’s Research Forum on Hate/Bias Crimes. During her time at the Department of Justice, NC Justice Academy, she has developed, revised and taught a variety of courses. Being fluent in Spanish, she has instructed numerous effective Spanish-language learning courses ranging from a Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement, to a more advanced El Curso Para Leer y Practicar Español. Two of her favorite topics have been instructed in an online format; Investigator Ethics and Interrogator Personality Dynamics. She has worked with Alzheimers NC, NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, the NC Attorneys General’s Office – Medicaid Fraud Investigations Unit in offering two courses regarding investigation and protection of North Carolina’s elder and disabled population; Understanding Dementia and Investigating Crime in Long Term Care: Voiceless Victims. For her work in this area, the Southeastern Area Agencies on Aging awarded her the “Outstanding Community Service Award” in 2007, and went on to co-present a lecture at their annual conference in 2012. Lorraine received honors in 2013 by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Strategic Alliance For Elders (S.A.F.E.) Taskforce and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. presented her with the “Potter’s Hand: Senior Advocacy Award”. She is honored to have been a requested speaker in state and nationally for the last seven years. The curriculum she co-developed has been requested internationally. She is also a Challenge Course (High and Low Ropes) instructor. Lorraine holds BA in Political Science and Spanish Language, from UNC Greensboro, NC.
Dr. James Klopovic, Director of the Credible Law Enforcement Organization (CLO), holds a Doctorate of Public Policy from Charles Sturt University, Sydney Australia, with concentration on service project capacity building at the organizational and community levels focusing on community policing, delinquency prevention, reducing recidivism and reducing prison populations. He has served as a senior staffer on The North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission for 24 years and he is retired from the United States Air Force where he served in multiple locales including South East Asia and the Middle East in numerous capacities including as a logistics line officer, training detachment commander, Department of Defense Advisor (from 1977-78) to the Imperial Iranian Air Force, Area Recruiter for the ROTC and Air Force Academy and Associate Professor, Arizona State University. James has 45 years of experience in the public sector providing leadership at federal, state and local levels with subject matter expertise in strategic planning, municipal governance, financial development, federal granting, community and organizational development, implementation and evaluation. James developed numerous programs one of which was detailing the processes and procedures for School Resource Officers which led to a $10M bill from the NC General Assembly and nearly a decade of sustained granting from the NC Governor’s Crime Commission to fund SROs statewide. SROs grew from 200 in 1995 to over 800 officers in 2012 – and growing – resulting in safer learning environments statewide. James has served as the principal investigator/project director on a series of research projects to analyze and propose model local projects which led to granting initiatives for dozens of municipal and state initiatives. His technical support to numerous local government entities created and enhanced services ideas such as delinquency prevention, reentry and decriminalizing the mentally ill. He has broad experience in logistics, training and education as well as project and program design, implementation, management and building program and organizational permanency. He has authored or collaborated on numerous publications on community policing, community development and effective/efficient delivery of public services. His books include: Effective Program Practices for At-Risk Youth: A Continuum of Community Based Programs, Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2003. http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/epy.html . From the Bottom-Up – Reforming the Criminal Justice System with Capacity Building, Reentry and a Movement (working title). Civic Research Institute, Inc., Expected release, summer 2015.