Jim Seward

Director, Veterans Justice Commission
Former General Counsel, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Colonel, U.S. Army

As general counsel for South Dakota Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Seward led development of the state's 2013 criminal justice reforms, as well as historic juvenile system improvements that helped the state cut new commitments to youth facilities by half. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and a former active duty serviceman, Seward is a former enlisted combat arms soldier and now serves as Colonel, U.S. Army.