This is a brand new endeavor as of July, 2019. In the future, we hope to register with the State of Wyoming as a lobbyist, start collecting donations, gain members, and begin to collaborate with other like-minded entities.
If you are interested in assisting the Wyoming Justice Project, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To influence public opinion and government representative to enact research-based criminal justice policies that reduce crime and promote public-safety while allowing those involved with the criminal justice system the opportunity to become productive members of society.
Chris Yager, Founder
I graduated with an an Associate of Arts in Police Science from Sheridan College in 1998 with Honors. I interned with the Sheridan Police Department in 1999. I graduated with B.A. in Criminal Justice from Chadron State College in 2000 with Honors. I was also honored as the Criminal Justice Student of the Year.
From 2000-2013 I worked as a Probation/Parole Agent with the Wyoming Department of Corrections in both Gillette and Sheridan. While there, I was honored as one of the department’s Employee’s of the Year. I served as a Regional Trainer and also as a Public Information Officer. I became heavily involved in anti-drug coalitions at a time when there was a methamphetamine epidemic in Wyoming. I was a member of and eventually became the chairman of the Coalition Promoting a Drug-Free Community. I was also active in the Community Coalition Against Underage Drinking.
Impressed with my community service work, County Attorney Jeani Stone nominated me in 2005 and 2006 for an award entitled “Ten Who Make a Difference” given out by the community’s newspaper.
Because of my expertise and work on substance abuse issues I was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Substance Abuse and Violent Crime Advisory Board until it was disbanded when Wyoming Governor Matt Mead entered office in 2011.
In 2006, I recognized the need for legislation addressing the integrity of drug testing as drug users in the state were able to purchase products or employ methods that would allow them to “cheat” on their drug tests. The Wyoming State Legislature showed overwhelming support for the bill which was passed and later signed into law by then Governor Dave Freudenthal.