LARIMER COUNTY, CO – Staci Shaffer, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant has been named as the 44th Judge Conrad L. Ball Award recipient, according to a recent release. Each spring, the Conrad L. Ball Award is given in his memory to a recipient who ‘has significantly contributed toward improving the quality of community justice in the county,’ as noted in the Larimer County website.
During the 30-day review meeting with new healthcare services provider, CorrHealth, Lt. Shaffer presented the award to Amanda Jarman, Health Service Administrator, saying, “I would not have this award if it weren’t for you and the team here. This award really belongs to you Amanda.”
Lt. Staci Shaffer, who has more than 27 years of experience in the criminal justice system, has “exhibited a dedication significantly improving criminal justice in our county,” according to the county release. Through her career Shaffer has worked toward “strengthening public safety” while supporting those incarcerated to “get a fresh start to become productive members of our community,” the release said, including work to instill and promote change in criminal justice in several areas while advocating for those in the criminal justice system with high mental health needs.
Shaffer also brought the Medication-Assisted Program to Larimer County, a system used to help those incarcerated treat substance abuse and “sustain recovery,” according to the release. This program, the release said, has reduced recidivism, substance relapse and overdose fatalities while “improving educational outcomes.” Shaffer has also served a key role in collaborating with other organizations in Colorado to use the MAT program to improve criminal justice, the release said.