This summer the Center for Justice Research welcomes 4 students who are joining us as virtual interns. These students will help us strategically engage key stakeholders with data-driven solutions towards advancing criminal justice reform.  While we are incredibly disappointed that we won’t be with them on our campus, we’re committed to creating a meaningful internship experience.

During their 8-week internship program, our interns will be working side-by-side with faculty, staff and other student fellows, contributing to real projects as they learn about researching for criminal justice reform. They will have opportunities to be engaged with key stakeholders from around the country and with the various center-related activities.

The Center for Justice Research would like to personally welcome Texas Southern University administration of justice students Leyda Pereyra (Senior - Undergraduate Program), Juan Castillo (Master's Program), and Olumuyiwa Soyele (PhD Program), along with Areyahna Banks (Junior English/Pre-Law - Spelman College)

As COVID-19 was unexpected, we are embracing this opportunity to Advance Police Community Relations, Understand Prosecutorial Decision Making, Determine the Influence of Predictive Bias, and mentor the next generation of culturally-responsive researchers. Together we embrace the power of a growth mindset in that every obstacle serves an opportunity to reform.  The Center for Justice Research is ready to climb new heights with our 2020 interns.

"We look forward to the unique perspective, enthusiasm and diversity of thought that will come with each intern," says Ambery Lype, coordinator of communication and outreach. "This group of interns highlights the future of interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research necessary for transforming our criminal justice system."