LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — James Tyler Garlick, a graduate of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has published scholarly work on drug prevention programming in collaboration with Judith Sturges, associate professor of administration of justice.
Garlick, originally from Point Marion, Pennsylvania, now serves as a Connellsville-area police officer. He graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of science degree in administration of justice.
The research is detailed in a paper titled, “Reality Tour: Adult Attendees Perceptions about a Community Based Drug Prevention Program,” published in the December 2018 issue of Juvenile & Family Court Journal. Sturges and Garlick presented their findings at the American Society of Criminology conference, in Washington, DC, in 2017.
“Our most significant finding, from my perspective, is that effective drug abuse prevention must be a multifaceted approach,” said Garlick. “Research has shown that prevention program success depends on proper treatment, prevention efforts among youth, and proper enforcement.”
Garlick went on to complete a graduate degree in criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017, where he continued work with Sturges. The research and composition took over a year to complete.