Lone Star College-University Park to sponsor criminal justice symposium and community day

Published on: February 28, 2013

Lone Star College-University Park will host its first Criminal Justice Symposium and Community Day in celebration of Criminal Justice Month. The event, will be Wed., March 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“The goal of the symposium is to inform the community of criminal justice educational and workforce opportunities right in their own backyard at LSC-University Park,” said Stephanie Gregg-March, director of college relations. Lone Star College-University Park is home to LSCS’s Law Enforcement Academy. In addition, University of Houston Downtown-Northwest Campus, a partner universities at the college’s University Center offers degrees in criminal justice.

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies including the DEA and US Secret Service will present throughout the day on current topics and issues affecting the criminal justice system. Community organizations such as Sam Houston State University-Northwest Houston Campus, University of Houston Downtown-Northwest Campus, University of Houston -Northwest Campus, Texas Southern University-Northwest Campus, and Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy will also have information/vendor booths.

According to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Congress established National Criminal Justice Month in 2009 in part because the criminal justice system touches the lives of nearly every American in some form or another. Most directly impacted by the system are millions of individuals who have been victimized by crime; the millions who are incarcerated, or on probation or parole; and the nearly three million Americans employed by the justice system.

For more information on the criminal justice symposium or community day, please contact Kim Hughes at 281.290.2778 or Kimetha.hughes@lonestar.edu.

University Park is the newest LSCS campus and includes one of the two LSCS university centers. The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road across from Vintage Park. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.