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Biggers Named Prevention And Reentry Coordinator
As Part Of “Smart On Crime” Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2013
Memphis, TN – U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III today announced the appointment of Assistant U.S. Attorney C. David Biggers, Jr. as the Western District’s Prevention and Reentry Coordinator.

On August 12, 2013, in a speech to the American Bar Association’s Annual Convention, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. unveiled his “Smart on Crime” initiative, designed to modernize the federal criminal justice system. One key component of that plan calls for U.S. Attorneys to designate a Prevention and Reentry Coordinator within each of their offices to focus on prevention and reentry efforts.

Biggers has served as a career prosecutor, first as an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson County, Alabama from 2006-2008, where he began his work in juvenile court. After serving as lead methamphetamine prosecutor, Biggers was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) for the Northern District of Alabama where he served in the Violent Crimes Division.

While serving as a SAUSA in Birmingham, Biggers was named as the U.S. Attorney’s Office representative to the Drug Court Program. His responsibilities included planning, organizing and developing the program and being actively involved in the decision-making process on drug court participants’ action plans, sanctions and rewards.

Biggers received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

“David Biggers is a dedicated public servant who is uniquely qualified to serve as this district’s first Prevention and Reentry Coordinator,” said U.S. Attorney Stanton. “He has the sound judgment and experience needed to assist in implementing this critically important tenet of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s ‘Smart on Crime’ initiative in West Tennessee.”

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