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Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center Creates Pathway to PVAMU for Haverstock Hills Families

PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS (October 24, 2019) - In August 2018, Terrence Allen, Ph.D., left The University of Texas at Austin and joined Prairie View A&M University’s College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology as a research scientist in the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center (TJCPC). He arrived from the capital city intending to work with a [...]

Positive Mental Health at PVAMU: Dr. Derek Wilson on How Prairie View Has Shaped His Research

Dr. Derek Wilson is a man on a mission: to improve mental health for people of African descent. “We need to instill in every minority child, particularly Black children that they come from somewhere. They have a rich history of success, triumph, and excellence for which they can still represent. Our young people in this [...]

PVAMU to Host Inaugural Research Week

Prairie View A&M University will host its first ever Research Week April 10-12, 2019. Initiated by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, in partnership with the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center (under the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology), the event will feature research work done by faculty members, scientists, and undergraduate and [...]

First Aid Training Addresses Youth Mental Health

This fall, Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center hosted a first aid training on youth mental health. Teachers, counselors, and school resource officers from surrounding school districts, as well as officials with the Prairie View Police Department and the City of Prairie View, attended the training on November 2 for free. “The [...]

Criminal Justice Students Take First Prize in Quizbowl Competition

Four Prairie View A&M students who make up the University Criminal Justice Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Team took first prize as a team at the 2018 Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) Annual Competition. Although PVAMU has been participating in the competition since its inception, this was only the second time its team has won in [...]

PVAMU to Host International Tech Conference

Academic researchers, industry professionals, and scholars from more than 13 countries across the world are headed to Prairie View A&M University for the 29th Annual Conference of the International Information Management Association (IIMA) and the 5th Annual Conference of the International Conference on Information and Economic Development (ICITED) October 8-10, 2018. Attendees will be a [...]

PVAMU Alumna Tiva Deville Building the Future of America

Tiva Deville is the executive director of Future Professionals of America, a nonprofit organization that was established to provide educational consultation services which would benefit those who desire to further their education to college, vocational school, and graduate school level in the Metroplex.

PVAMU Alumnus Selected as New Head of the Dallas County Juvenile Department

Juvenile board members picked Darryl Beatty, a 51-year-old deputy chief of the Travis County Juvenile Probation Department. He will take over the Dallas department on Oct. 1 and become responsible for nearly 1,000 employees.

Criminal Justice Students Travel to India

As Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) continues to “go global”, Dr. Camille Gibson and six students majoring in Criminal Justice enrolled in the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems course, spent two weeks as guests of the University of Madras in Chennai, India.  The students visited India to learn about the nation’s justice system and heard from [...]

Philosophy Professor Leads Presentation in South Africa