Director of NIJ Visits SHSU

Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and a Distinguished Alumna, returned to her alma mater on Oct. 27 to present "Following Science: My Journey from Research to Policy and Practice" to the University community.

Dr. Rodriguez was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015 to lead the prestigious federal agency that serves as the research, development, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission is to improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues. Most recently, NIJ funded projects on school safety, sexual assault case processing, post-conviction DNA testing, the effects of incarceration, restrictive housing, reentry, and police and correctional officer well-being.

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