Jeff has been highly involved in Parker County youth organizations and in charitable endeavors combatting child abuse and helping victims of domestic and sexual violence. Along with other community leaders, over the last three years, Jeff helped turn what was just an idea into the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County. Now that the CACPC is open and helping abused children, Jeff serves on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Jeff has been a member of the Board of Directors for Freedom House of Parker County for the past three years. Freedom House helps those who have been victims of domestic and sexual violence. Jeff is also the presiding officer of the Parker County Child Fatality Review Team, an entity made up of doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers and CPS workers. The CFRT determines the causes of death of children in Parker County, looking for patterns that can be addressed to hopefully decrease child injuries and deaths.
Over the last two decades, Jeff has also taken a leadership role in our county’s youth organizations. From 2011 through 2014 and again from 2016 to 2018, Jeff was the president of the Weatherford High School Baseball Booster Club, helping raise funds for and otherwise supporting the WHS baseball program. Even after the graduation of their youngest son, Jeff and his wife, Julie, still handle in-game music and scoreboard duties for the Roo baseball team. From 2001 to 2017, Jeff coached over 30 youth baseball teams, mostly through the Weatherford Little League, but also including select teams and Weatherford High School fall and summer teams. He also coached 11 youth basketball teams through the Weatherford Junior League program, an organization run through several Weatherford area churches. Jeff was also a Cub Scout Pack Cubmaster for two years, leading several dens of elementary school boys in a pack based out of First United Methodist Church in Weatherford.
Jeff has also been a frequent speaker for Parker County law enforcement, attorneys, and high school criminal justice programs.
- Parker County law enforcement – taught legislative update every 2 years since 2005, saving taxpayer funds for this mandatory training. Taught numerous courses on search and seizure law, narcotics offenses, and report writing
- Parker County Bar Association – taught courses on legislative changes, effective plea bargaining, & collateral consequences of criminal convictions
- Weatherford High School – taught criminal justice classes about Texas criminal law procedure, specific case studies, and hosted students in court watching felony trials and hearings
- Aledo High School – taught criminal justice and forensics classes a specific cases study & will host students in court watching felony hearings
- Springtown High School – taught criminal justice classes about Texas criminal procedure & hosted students in court watching felony hearings
- Peaster High School – hosted students in court watching felony hearings
- Weatherford ISD Defender Program – taught staff about Texas law on the use of deadly force in self-defense and in defense of students
- Weatherford College Police Academy – guest lecturer
- Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office Forensic Rounds – case study presentation; Forensic science panel moderator – “Current Trends in Forensic Science”
- Tarrant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council Annual Meeting – case study presentation
- Southwestern Association of Toxicologists Annual Meeting – case study presentation
Jeff is a member of the Rotary Club of Weatherford, the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce, and the Parker County Bar Association.