AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research is sponsoring a statewide conference of Texas university faculty to launch the Texas Inter-University Consortium for Justice Research.
The consortium is designed to enhance collaborative research among Texas universities, and encourage partnering between universities and justice agencies.
The Feb. 5th conference on The University of Texas at Austin campus will be attended by criminal justice faculty and researchers from a wide variety of Texas universities including Sam Houston State University; Texas A&M; Southwest Texas State University; Lamar University; University of Texas components at Arlington, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio and Tyler; Texas Christian University; Sul Ross State University; Prairie View A&M; Baylor; SMU; University of Houston; St. Edward’s; and North Texas State University. Participants also will include representatives from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, the Texas Youth Commission, the Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council and the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
“There are tremendous opportunities for university faculty throughout Texas to play a more proactive, collaborative role in addressing tough criminal justice issues,” said Dr. William R. Kelly, director of the UT Center and organizer of the conference. “I want to take the model of community partnering that we have implemented at the center to a wider audience. It is my goal that we leave this conference having laid the groundwork for a more coordinated and collaborative justice research initiative, and that we better understand why and how the colleges and universities in the state should partner with the agencies that administer the justice system,” Kelly added.
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