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Karen Thompson was given the opportunity to teach the Your Manners Matter program at the California Community center. Cynthia Grosso is the founder of this National Civility Program-Your Manners Matter.   At the end of the eight week program. Cynthia Grosso signed the class completion certificates for each student from the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette in South Carolina. That’s a big deal. Karen appreciated the support and opportunity provide by Ms Grosso. The CJ Department at UofL provided some support and assistance during the course.   Evaluations completed by the parents and students felt the class had a positive impact.

Well done Karen!


Lashawn Ford was presented to the faculty as the 2015 Woodcock Medalist. A University Honors Scholar,, Ms. Ford will be graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Justice Administration and B.A. in Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy.   An active mentor and leader for at-risk youth in the Louisville Metro area, Lashawn has dedicated her time to three different organizations that work with youth: Parkland’s Boys and Girls Club, YMCA Youth Achievers, and Hotel Louisville’s Resilient Family Project. She recently received a 2015-2016 U.S. Fulbright Student Award to the United Kingdom. With this award, she will complete her Master of Arts in Criminology at the University of Kent in England. She intends to earn a J.D. with an emphasis in Juvenile Law and Justice with the ultimate goal of becoming a juvenile court judge. The faculty unanimously approved Ms. Ford’s selection as the 2015 Woodcock Medalist.

Congratulations to Lashawn for these accomplishments. We wish her continued success in all her future endeavors.

We have an active and exciting program within the Department of Criminal Justice, in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. We pride ourselves in offering high quality educational programs. Our faculty have degrees from some of the best institutions of higher education in the United States and are all actively involved in research and service that addresses critical issues in criminal justice and public safety. The Southern Police Institute is a division within the Department. The faculty and staff  stand ready to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to attain your educational and professional goals.


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