Save the Date: MSCCJ Professional Development Event

Hey MSCCJ Graduate Students! Please save the date for our next Professional Development Event on maximizing time and minimizing stress throughout your graduate school experience:

Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!
Methods for Managing Your Time and Stress

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 112

View full details in the event flyer below.

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Learn About Our Paralegal Certificate Program

Interested in the Paralegal Certificate Program within the FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice? Stop by this weekend for a brief orientation and meet the new program coordinator, Claudia Humphrey, Esq. She will be available to answer any and all of your questions, and help you determine if the Paralegal Certificate Program at FAU is right for you!

Please click the thumbnail image below to view the event details. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Jobs in Justice: A Career Panel and Networking Fair

FAU Career Center and The American Criminal Justice Association present
Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair

Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breezeway | Boca Raton campus

View companies attending and their employment opportunities on OWL CareerLink

Only for FAU Students and Alumni

  • Register at OWL CareerLink
  • Bring multiple résumés
  • Dress professionally | 561-297-3533 |

SCCJ Sponsor of Palm Beach County Reentry Summit being held Oct. 3-5, 2018

Palm Beach County is inviting leaders nationwide committed to criminal justice system reform to its inaugural Reentry Summit on October 3-5, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The event is expected to contribute new ideas to a national conversation on criminal justice reform and how to provide the systems and resources for effective reentry services

More than 200 leaders in social justice from across the nation, including Florida Department of Corrections Julie Jones, are expected to attend and share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate on solutions.  Topics to be addressed include innovative funding solutions, the use of peer specialists in reentry, overcoming barriers to successful reentry, juvenile reentry, housing for returning citizens, employment, among others. Reentry services are the assistance provided to men and women to establish a stable, productive life following incarceration.

Palm Beach County’s community-based reentry program is viewed as a successful model for replication throughout the nation. Palm Beach County has cut recidivism rates in half through its reentry programs.  Effective reentry programs provide safer communities, better lives for returning citizens, and saves millions in tax dollars.

“The reentry movement is at a crucial point throughout the nation,” said The Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley, who is a co-chair of the summit planning committee.  “During the past few years, significant progress has been achieved in the field nationally, but there are still critical challenges that need to be addressed so that outcomes continue to improve.” The Lord’s Place has been a leading provider of services to the homeless in Palm Beach County for the past 35 years and has met with great success in providing services to men and women exiting incarceration to prevent them from becoming homeless.

The issue of assisting individuals leaving incarceration is critically important in America since, with only five percent of the world’s population, the United States incarcerates twenty-five percent of the world’s prisoners. “The successful reintegration of citizens returning to their communities following incarceration is an integral step in the process of reducing the prisoner population, lowering the recidivism rate, and ultimately eliminating mass incarceration across America, saving the nation’s taxpayers millions of dollars annually,” Stanley said.

Keynote speakers confirmed for the Reentry Summit include John Wetzel, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Tonier Cain, of Healing Neen, and Ed Latessa, Ph.D., of the University of Cincinnati. Panelists include Cassandra Atkin-Plunk, Ph.D. of Florida Atlantic University, David D’Amora with the Council of State Governments, Armando Fana West Palm Beach Housing and Community Development director, Palm Beach County Public Defender Carey Haughwout, Lauren Jablonski of the State of Colorado’s 20th Judicial Circuit, Jill Levenson, Ph.D. from Barry University, Kerensa Lockwood, Ph.D. from Florida State University, Jennifer Loyless of the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office, Wendy Morrison-Cavendish, Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Erica Nelson from the Council of State Governments, returning citizen Oswald Newbold, Julie Radlauer-Doefler and The Ronik-Radlauer Group, Inc., Ted Rodarm with Matthew 25 Ministries, Lincoln Sloas, Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach County Reentry Programs Director Craig Spatara, The Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley, Faye Taxman, Ph.D. from George Mason University, John Thurston of The GEO Group, Inc., Chris Warland and Quintin Williams of the Heartland Alliance.

The summit will be held at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach, beginning with registration and a welcome reception on Wednesday, Oct. 3.  The program on Thursday, Oct. 4 will include a plenary session, lunch with keynote speaker and breakout sessions.  The summit will conclude on Friday, Oct. 5 with a morning plenary session and a luncheon with closing keynote address.

Registration is $275 prior to September 3 and $325 after September 3.  Registration and more information is available at Questions concerning the Summit can be addressed to Dr. Cassandra Atkin-Plunk at News release questions can be addressed to Margie Yansura at

Criminal Justice Summer Camp 2018

Experience a different kind of summer day camp

Students observe first hand and participate in mock crime scenes and a mock criminal trial. Additionally, students are able to see demonstrations of bomb squads, K-9 units, and SWAT teams. Visit to police Marine Units, 911 call centers, and the FBI offices offer unique opportunities to see this aspect of the criminal justice system in action.

Camp details

  • Ideal for: High school students interested in Criminology and Criminal Justice who love forensics, or the idea of becoming lawyers or FBI agents
  • Campers must be ages 14-18 and entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by fall of 2018.
  • Dates: Session 1 is June 10-12 and Session 2 is July 8-12
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus
  • Registration Deadline: July 1st for Session 2 (limited to 15 students)
  • Camp Coordinators: Professor Sigal Rubin and Professor Lisa Dario

Photos from Summer Session 1

Photos from Summer Session 2

See all camp photos on our FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Facebook Page!

SCCJ Hosts the Spring 2018 Internship and Career Fair


The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice hosted the Spring 2018 Internship and Career Fair.  Over 50 municipal, county, state, federal and private justice agencies participated.  The West Palm Beach Police Department’s Cops and Scholars program brought students and staff from Forest Hill High School to campus to experience the Fair, enjoy lunch, and tour the FAU Police Department and Stadium.  Go OWLS!