Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Criminal Justice Career Fair on March 6

Wed, Mar 6, 2013
10 am - 2 pm
Lowman Student Center, Ballroom

Federal, state and local correctional agencies will participate in the 2013 Criminal Justice Career Fair for students and alumni of Sam Houston State University on March 6 in the Lowman Student Center.

Students will have the opportunity to meet employers from dozens of law enforcement, corrections, victim services and forensic science labs to learn about internship and job opportunities.

“As a whole, we have seen an uptick in the number of employers registering for our Career Fairs,” said Mitch Parker, a Career Services Marketing and Events Coordinator. “This year, Texas has a $9 billion surplus, which is trickling down to many state agencies.” . . . Read more . . .

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Masters in Victim Services Management Available in the Fall

Women conforting a child.

To help victim service providers advance their careers, Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice will offer a new, online Master of Science degree in Victim Services Management beginning in Fall 2013.

Designed for working professionals or those who want to assist victims of crime, the Master of Science in Victim Services Management is a 36-hour program delivered entirely online. The program, which can be completed in two years, includes 24 hours of required courses, such as victimology and research methods, as well as applied courses, like crime victim services management. Students also select from 12 hours of elective courses on topics relevant to the study of victim services.

Young woman being counseled by an older woman.“With new opportunities growing in the field of victim services, this degree will help professionals in the field to be able to better manage agencies and understand the trends and challenges facing their clients and programs, “ said Dr. Leana Bouffard, Director of Victim Studies and the Crime Victims’ Institute at the College of Criminal Justice. . . . Read more. . .

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CMIT Hosts 2nd Internet Broadcast

On February 6, 2013, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, in collaboration with SHSU Online hosted our second live internet broadcast. The Institute brough in Dr. Michael Noyes from Dallas County CSCD.  Dr. Noyes addresses the "how" of EBP implementation by reviewing the process of evidence-based practice implementation in Dallas, Texas. While the Dallas County experience will serve as the model of "how", the presentation is generalized to any/all Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) in Texas, regardless of the size of the department.

Dr. Michael E. Noyes is the Director of the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA; a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Noyes also serves as an adjunct graduate and undergraduate instructor in criminal justice/criminology at the Butler County (PA) Community College and the Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Noyes has over twenty-six (26) years of leadership experience in the administration of public and private agencies (serving at different times and for different agencies as a chief juvenile probation officer and as a chief adult probation officer) providing for direct services to at-risk families, delinquent/dependent youth and to adults within a community corrections environment.

To view the recorded webinar, visit HERE!