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Panelist Bio


Henry R. “Richey” Jackson
Director of the Bossier/Webster Parish Truancy Center

Henry R. “Richey” Jackson is the Director of Truancy with the 26th Judicial District Court in Bossier City.

In 2000, Richey was instrumental in establishing the Bossier/Webster Parish Truancy Center and has served as the director from its inception. In 2007, the International Association for Truancy & Dropout Prevention recognized the Center with its Outstanding Program of the Year award for its efforts to address truancy as well as the school dropout problem.

A native of Bossier City and graduate of Northwestern State University, Richey taught and coached at Bossier High School for thirty-three years. During this time he was heavily involved with the football team; directed the weight-lifting activities at the Downtown YMCA for ten (10) years; and was the Director of Bossier Parish Community College's Fitness Center for six (6) years.

Richey is an active member of his community; he is a parishioner of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in south Bossier City where he serves as a Lector.

Richey is married to Teri Smith Jackson; they have four children & seven grandchildren.

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     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state?
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

Panelists:
- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell; Senate Select Committee on Women and Children
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society of Human Resource
- Janice Lansing, Chairperson of Governor Edwards’ Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policy Task Force
- Allison A. Jones; attorney; Downer, Jones & Wilhite in Shreveport

Robyn Merrick will host.
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