Written by National Association of Women Judges|January 04, 2021|News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2020
Shreveport, LA- December 12, 2020, Hon. Sheva Sims selected to
serve on the Louisiana Commissions on Justice System Funding
The Honorable Sheva M. Sims of Shreveport City Court, Division D, was appointed to serve on the Louisiana Commission on Justice System Funding by Shreveport City Court Chief Judge Pammela Lattier, President of the Louisiana City Judges Association.
Judge Sheva M. Sims was elected to the Shreveport City Court bench in 2011; re-elected in 2014; and re-elected in 2020, without opposition. Before her election to the bench, Judge Sims worked for over 17 years as an attorney handling civil and criminal litigation, small claims, and domestic cases. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Dillard University and a Juris Doctor form Southern University Law Center.
Judge Sims has been recognized locally and nationally for her accomplishments. In 2017, while serving as a member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAJW), Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson selected Judge Sims to spearhead the Women in Prison Imitative in North Louisiana. As the NAWJ- District 6 Director in 2019, Judge Sims supervised the construction and implementation of the cosmetology program at the Louisiana Transitional Center for Women (LTCW) in Tallulah, LA. Additionally, she collaborated with Southern University-Shreveport, LA and Bossier Parish Community College to develop employable skills and educational reentry programs for incarcerated women at LTCW and the Caddo Correctional Center (CCC) in Shreveport Judge Sims also worked as a catalyst to inspire community organizations and business to donate books, toiletries, and dental hygiene products in support of incarcerated women in need as a part of the Women in Prison Initiative. LCTW continues to receive donations as a result of her outreach efforts.
Judge Sims gives back to her community in a myriad of ways. She has hosted countless seminars on “Know Your Legal Rights, serves as a free math tutor and supports the arts as a professional musician around the globe. She is a proud mother of two wonderful daughters.
About Louisiana Commissions on Justice System Funding
The Louisiana Commission on Justice System Funding was established by the Legislature in 2019 following enforcement concerns with Act 260, which was passed to precent fines, fees, cost, restitution, or other monetary obligations from becoming a hindrance to the successful reentry into society for incarcerated individuals. The Commission researches and recommends alternate means to funding the court system.
Contact: Tarsha Williams