Why Education Works
Featured expert: Monte Stiles
Time: 5:00 to 5:45 PM MOUNTAIN
History shows us that drug education works when the message is powerful, consistent, and sustained over time. In a world where some are calling for surrender to the drug culture, how do we use our time, talents, and education with a renewed sense of purpose and passion? What is the message to be shared and why is this work so important for the future of America?
At the end of this 45-minute webinar, participants will learn how to:
- What drug prevention messages are most effective
- Why increased drug prevention efforts are needed in today’s world
- What evidence shows us that prevention works
- A recipe for hope
Monte Stiles served his entire professional legal career of 29 years as a state and federal prosecutor. For 24 years, Monte was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Idaho where he supervised the Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force – a group of agents and prosecutors who investigated and prosecuted high-level drug trafficking organizations which included Los Angeles street gangs, methamphetamine manufacturers, marijuana growers on public lands, and multi-national drug cartels. During a decade-long investigation of international drug smuggling and money laundering, Monte worked closely with foreign, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of evidence and witnesses in Hong Kong, Thailand, Fiji, Australia, Canada, and various locations in Europe. Because of the nature of his caseload, Monte was also a sworn Special Deputy United States Marshall for most of his career.
In 1995, Monte served as Special Counsel to the Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in Washington D.C. where his primary assignments involved domestic terrorism, violent crime, juvenile justice, and narcotics.
As a result of his expertise, Monte has been an instructor for the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, numerous state and regional law enforcement conferences, and five international organized crime seminars where he taught prosecutors, judges, and police officers from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, and Croatia.
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