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Sarah Downs Newest Challenge Coin Award Recipient
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Sarah Downs was nominated by the previous winner, Margaret Smith. In Margaret’s nomination letter, she wrote, “I had the pleasure of working with Sarah while she was a transitional coordinator at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center (LPCC). Sarah has the ability to see the positive in any given situation, despite the challenges it may hold. For example, I remember asking Sarah for assistance in finding inpatient substance abuse treatment for a client who did not have transportation, insurance, or housing and there was only two days to get anything together. With a smile, Sarah not only coordinated a bed at the halfway house, she was even able to get him transportation to the facility. Sarah’s positive attitude has also afforded her opportunities to create networking relationships that have helped provide numerous services to the clients at LPCC. When requested, Sarah embraced the challenge and difficult task of leaving her comfort zone at LPCC and embarked on a new challenge at the Transitional Housing Facility. I would love to recognize Sarah for all of her hard work and dedication by nominating her as the challenge coin recipient.”
The Challenge Coin Award process now stipulates that Sarah identify and nominate the next award winner. Congratulations to Sarah Downs for a job well done!