Thursday, November 20, 2014

College Debuts National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice

Wed, Nov 20, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Three Hispanic students give thumbs up.The College of Criminal Justice is debuting the first student chapter of the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice (NOHCJ) in the country.

“We are excited to welcome NOHCJ as the newest student organization to the College of Criminal Justice and Sam Houston family,” said Kalyn Cavazos, an Academic Advising Specialist. “The national organization and student executive board have been hard at work creating this exciting new opportunity for students!”

A young female Hispanic police officer.NOHCJ, a nationwide organization founded in 2003, is dedicated to promoting high professional standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel through the interchange of information and training between professionals in law enforcement, the courts, corrections and interested citizens.

“We definitely are very excited about adding our first student chapter,” said NOHCJ President Ana Aguirre, a Bearkat. “For us, it is having a succession plan to make sure there are people coming in and moving up in the organization. We want to address issues, especially for Latinos and Hispanics, whether it is for line staff, in management or for the offender population.” . . . Read more . . .

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