The Second Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy a Success!

The School of Criminal Justice worked with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to present the second Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy at the Office of Justice Programs in Washington on February 2-5. Over 70 participants completed the Fellows Academy. The participants came from BJA-funded programs across the United States and included Smart Justice programs representing the entire criminal justice system. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason and BJA Director Denise O’Donnell welcomed the attendees and thanked MSU for developing, coordinating and delivering the Fellows Academy. MSU alum Bob Hood from the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys participated as an Academy faculty instructor and MSU School of Criminal Justice alum Mark Bridge from the Seattle Police Department participated as a Fellow. Spartans were also well represented by Dr. Ed Banks, Senior Policy Advisor at BJA.



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