To end our week of CEO, we toured 3 offices located in the Lawrence County Courthouse. We began in the County Clerk and Recorder’s office. Lawrence County’s current County Clerk and Recorder is Will Gibson. The job of the county clerk is to keep track of all of the county’s records. They deal with birth and death records, marriages, land rights, and property taxes. They are also in charge of elections held in the county. Next, we traveled upstairs to the Circuit Clerk’s office. Lawrence County’s Circuit Clerk is Peggy Frederick. Peggy explained to the class how is is their job in the Circuit Clerk’s office to keep all records of the court and how all fines and court dues are paid there. Mrs. Frederick also told the class how she sits on the bench alongside the Judge during court, and is the one to swear in all witnesses and keep track of all evidence. Peggy also spoke to class about some of her most memorable trials held in the county. To end our tour, we traveled down to the basement of the courthouse to the Probation Office. There, we met Jodi Scherer. Jodi is currently the only Probation Officer in the county. She explained to the class what Probation is and what some of her duties are as a Probation Officer; she meets with defendants sentenced to probation, and does evaluations to formulate a plan to try to rehabilitate the defendant and try to prevent future offenses. Another big part of her duty is to administer drug tests. One interesting thing Jodi shared with the class was that she was previously a teacher, but chose to change careers after 17 years in education. She told the class that even though she did not have any criminal justice background, her Bachelors Degree enabled her to become a Probation Officer. She has learned everything she knows from workshops, on-the-job training, and going through training is Springfield. It was a very interesting day of class and a great way to end the week!

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