Texas Southern University Creates a National Police Reform Advisory Group of Scholars

The Center for Justice Research at historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston has formed a National Police Reform Advisory Group.  The expert-laden advisory group will help chart the national response for the sustainable improvement of police-community relations.

Through the Center for Justice Research, the advisory group will provide evidence-supported recommendations of the existing police reform recommendations and put forth any necessary additions. The group will advise on the initial police reform policy and practice needs assessment and the continued activity of the national and local police reform movement.

“We have an opportunity to be at the forefront in the shift in American policing,” said Dr. Howard Henderson, founding director of the Center for Justice Research, which formed in 2018 as a nonpartisan research center devoted to data-driven solutions for an equitable criminal justice system. “Out of the unprecedented support for change, we have found a lack of solution-oriented approaches to police-community relations. As such, the creation of the National Police Reform Advisory Group brings together nationally-recognized experts with prior police and criminal justice field experience.”

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