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Henry R. “Richey” Jackson
Director of the Bossier/Webster Parish Truancy Center

Henry R. “Richey” Jackson is the Director of Truancy with the 26th Judicial District Court in Bossier City.

In 2000, Richey was instrumental in establishing the Bossier/Webster Parish Truancy Center and has served as the director from its inception. In 2007, the International Association for Truancy & Dropout Prevention recognized the Center with its Outstanding Program of the Year award for its efforts to address truancy as well as the school dropout problem.

A native of Bossier City and graduate of Northwestern State University, Richey taught and coached at Bossier High School for thirty-three years. During this time he was heavily involved with the football team; directed the weight-lifting activities at the Downtown YMCA for ten (10) years; and was the Director of Bossier Parish Community College's Fitness Center for six (6) years.

Richey is an active member of his community; he is a parishioner of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in south Bossier City where he serves as a Lector.

Richey is married to Teri Smith Jackson; they have four children & seven grandchildren.

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