The National Association of Women Judges’ Women in Prison Initiative Received Books Donations from the Shreve Memorial Library Friends, Inc.

Through the tireless efforts of the National Association of Women Judges – US (NAWJ) District 6 Director, Judge Sheva M. Sims, the NAWJ Women in Prison Initiative received two books donations from the Shreve Memorial Library Friends, Inc.  The books were presented by the organization’s president, Captain Jim Gavin.  The first book donation totaled five boxes and was presented to the Caddo Correctional Center for the female inmates.   The second donation totaled more than twenty boxes.  These boxes will be presented to the Louisiana Transition Center for Women by Judge Sheva M. Sims along with other local area judges.

The Shreve Memorial Library Friends, Inc. is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization committed to raising funds and supporting programs that enhance learning, reading and a love of the library throughout Caddo Parish.  Captain Gavin stated, “It is our hope that the books will be useful to the women.  We also look forward to helping with future donations.”  

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), Women in Prison Initiative is a program that brings together judges, attorneys, and other professionals to assist in providing resources to incarcerated women. As a part of this outreach, the NAWJ Women in Prison, District 6 collects donations of the following items:  paperback books, soap, lotion, sanitary items, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes and underwear (all sizes).  If anyone is interested in donating the above-mentioned items, please deliver the donations to Greater ProVision Christian Church, 3449 Gorton Road, Shreveport, LA 71119.

If you would like additional information on the National Association of Women Judges Women in Prison Initiative, contact Judge Sheva Sims at 318.673.5878 or by email sheva.sims@shreveportla.gov.

This blog post was prepared by IAWJ and NAWJ member, the Hon. Sheva M. Sims.