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National Conference on Restorative Justice

This summer, a number of faculty from the College of Public Policy attended the 4th National Conference on Restorative Justice – Keeping it Real – Race and Restorative Justice. The Conference presented discussions on youth and restorative justice, restorative justice and victims, restorative justice and serious offenders, faith perspectives on crime, and race, ethnicity, class, and restorative justice.

Since 2009, Dr. Michael Gilbert, a Downtown Campus criminal justice professor, has served as the director of the National Conference on Restorative Justice with host locations at Campbell University (Raleigh,NC in 2011) and the University of Toledo in 2013. This summer, the conference was held in Toledo. In 2011, he served as the Organizing Director to create the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice.



During the summer, COPP faculty and students were involved in the following:

Joachim Singelman Provides Congressional Briefing



Roger Enriquez Named Director of the Policy Studies Center



Public Administration’s MPA Reaccredited by NASPPA



Chris Anderson, MPA Grad, Receives City of San Antonio Fellowship



Municipal Capacity Building in Eagle Ford Shale Wraps Up, Planning for Second Phase Underway



The College of Public policy had a busy fall schedule with a series of documentary series and their Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The documentaries included Behind Closed Doors, Aimee’s Crossing, Controlling People and The Revisionaries.

Faculty and students listened to reknowned people such as Dr. King Davis from the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, Congressman Lloyd Doggett from Texas Congressional District 35 and Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer from the Pew Hispanic Center during the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.