Loyola Announces Launch of Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice
Loyola University has officially launched the Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice. The Center is a major initiative of the University with a focus on its strategic five-year plan to promote social justice.
The Center is supported in part by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which led the Models for Change initiative that centered on juvenile justice reform.
Under the aegis of CAS's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, the School of Law, and with the collaboration of other University partners, the Center will adopt a comprehensive approach to help create a more informed, effective, and ethical criminal justice system. The Center’s research and other endeavors will respond to calls for criminal justice reform, which are being heard at both local and national levels.
One Friday, February 19, the Center will address the treatment of emerging adults, ages 18-24, in the criminal justice system by convening a symposium, “Emerging Adults and The Criminal Justice System: Charting the Course for Policy and Practice.” This event is free to Loyola students, faculty, and staff. To learn more and register for the event, visit www.luc.edu/emergingadults.