Meet The Team
Meet The Team
A Veteran-owned premier court-approved client supervision agency offering GPS/Alcohol Monitoring, Pre-Trial & Probation Services, a variety of court-approved programs, classes, and resources serving multiple counties in Missouri.
As owners of Criminal Justice Services, Adam and Kristy Wells understand the importance of building a mutually respected relationship with each client. Being ordered to a monitoring system or other service may seem like an unwelcome burden but they, along with their staff, do their best to assist each client in getting their life back on track. They provide many resources and assistance during and after the court process.
Adam C. Wells
Adam has his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Lindenwood University, a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology with a concentration in Police Psychology from Walden University, and is currently attending Walden University’s Doctoral Forensic Psychology program with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
Adam served five years as a Training Instructor for the Behavioral Sciences Education and Training Division at the United States Army Military Police School. He taught in the Domestic Violence Intervention Training Course, and also assisted with instruction in the Multi-Disciplinary Strangulation Response and Investigation Course and Law Enforcement Response to Strangulation in the Special Victims Capabilities Course. He regularly trained on topics such as the neurobiology of trauma, effects of trauma on children, offender
behavior, high-risk domestic violence lethality factors, response to vulnerable populations, officer safety, and officer self-care. He had also attended multiple interview and interrogation trainings to include Practical Kinesics, P.E.A.C.E., and Trauma Informed Interviewing.
Adam served as a commissioned law enforcement officer in Missouri for 20 years. In addition to his years of service as a civilian law enforcement officer, he also served eight years with the Missouri Army National Guard within the Military Police Corpe and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and deployed on multiple State Emergency Operations and Afghanistan.
Adam has been employed with Criminal Justice Services since 2012, developing course material and working with offenders in domestic violence prevention, drug and alcohol education, anger management, and victim impact. He was formally certified as a Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor II (RASAC II). Furthermore, Adam is a certified Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and Veterans, Trauma, and PTSD facilitator through Correctional Counseling Inc.
Adam is a member of the Missouri Psychological Association (MOPA), Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP), International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Kristy graduated PTK with an Associate Degree of Science-Nursing from Jefferson College School of Science & Health in 2016. As a Registered Nurse (RN) she has spent the last four years as a Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse with Mercy Medical Center In-Patient Behavioral Health Services (BHS). As an In-Patient BHS RN she provided education, prevention and treatment services for psychiatric illness and chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders covering patients of many ages – senior adults, adults, adolescents. She provided the patient population with resources, individual and group therapy, training programs, medication management, participated in treatment and care plans, and resources to help these patients deal with their chronic or acute situations. She performed the necessary mental health assessments in order to collaborate with other medical professionals to acquire an accurate diagnosis for determination of the best treatment plan for recovery. She also worked cooperatively with a network of community organizations, and other staff to help find supportive care and ongoing treatment following discharge. Kristy has a passion for working with those struggling with mental health issues and addiction. She hopes that Criminal Justice Services can utilize the services they offer to help the community in the present and for future generations.
LaShae graduated High School in 2009 and began employment with a local hospital emergency room where she maintained employed for four years. LaShae later transitioned her employment to a durable medical equipment (DME) company for five years where she assisted patients requiring oxygen therapy, sleep therapy, and DME related equipment. LaShae then transitioned employment to Austin Plaza Primary Care for three years. Having a deep passion for helping people within the medical field and assisting with the ease and comfort for obtaining medical help, LaShae handled all of the referrals for the office physicians and all of the DME related paperwork. LaShae and her husband both struggled with substance abuse. Having lost everything, she recognizes that the situation helped her to become stronger and allows her the ability to have an insight on how it feels to battle addiction. Together they have been clean for five years and now facilitate a local narcotics anonymous group (NA). She has a passion for helping others. By sharing her testimony of success she is a constant reminder to others that they have worth, value and they matter. LaShae has been employed with Criminal Justice Services since February, 2022 and is charged with locating and assessing various treatment programs within the state.
Russell “Russ” Ward has been employed with Criminal Justice Services for since 2017. He has performed the duties of client management, installing SCRAM GPS and Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) devices, instructing the Drug and Alcohol Education Program (DAEP) and Misdemeanor Offender Program (MOP), and assisting instruction in the Driver Improvement Program (DIP) and Victim Impact Panel (VIP). Prior to joining Criminal Justice Services, Russ worked in the Specialty Agriculture Industry for 49 years. Earlier in his chosen career, he earned an Applied Associate of Science Degree in Agronomy and Turf Management from the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Sciences and other related courses through Penn State University. Russ is a Vietnam Era Veteran. He served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and stateside with the 82nd Airborne Division. Russ has been an active member of the 173rd and 82nd Airborne Associations since 1965. He has received training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) recognition and alcohol and drug issues, as well as peer support. He is also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the local Elks Lodge.
Alan H. Wells
Alan was one of the founders of Criminal Justice Services (CJS) when it originally began operations in 2005 in partnership with Joe Crump. Alan conducted GPS, Alcohol, pre-trial, and and private probation monitoring. He also instructed Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Education, Victim Impact, Driver Improvement, Carry Concealed Weapons, and various other courses. Alan remains as a consultant for CJS.
Alan serves as the director of St. Francois County/Ste. Genevieve County – 911 and served as the Emergency Management Assistant Coordinator from 1995-2019. Alan also assists the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department on a part-time basis with an assignment to the
major crimes division of the investigation unit. Alan served with the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department from 1982-1992 where he started as a uniformed patrol deputy and began working as an undercover drug narcotics enforcement officer on the multi-county drug and narcotics task force.
Alan has served on the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees since 2012, the Chairman Missouri Board of 911 Governance and Oversight since 2012, Board of Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee since 2006, and the Board of Directors Caring Community Partnership since 2003. Alan also has several publications with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).