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About Ashley Leiva


Ashley Leiva, Author at College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology

Author, Survivor of Police Shooting Robbie Tolan to Graduate from PVAMU This Fall

Robbie Tolan’s criminal justice degree from Prairie View A&M University is over ten years in the making, but what happened during a significant portion of that time was not a part of Tolan’s overall plan. "I played baseball here at Prairie View and helped my team to win PV’s first-ever SWAC [Southwestern Athletic Conference] Championship [...]

PVAMU Partners with ICPSR, World’s Largest Collection of Digital Social Science Data

Faculty, staff, and students at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) now have free access to a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences in the Inter-Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data holdings.

Dr. Nabil Ouassini Receives Highly Competitive CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers) Award

Dr. Nabil Ouassini in the Justice Studies Department of the College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology has received a highly competitive CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers) Award. The award will allow him to participate in an intensive capacity building and curriculum development program in India from December to January. Based in New Delhi, [...]

Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center Launches Path to PVAMU with Haverstock Hills

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 low-income community to improve its quality of [...]

Prairie View Juvenile Justice Alumni, leaders in Juvenile Justice

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences exists to foster applied research toward policy development by bringing academics and juvenile justice practitioners together. Its nationally elected leadership has long included persons from the nation’s only doctoral program in Juvenile Justice that exists at Prairie View A&M University. The latest [...]

Criminal Justice student, Robbie Tolan publishes historic book

NO JUSTICE is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New Year's Eve morning, found himself being rushed to the hospital. A white police officer had shot him in the chest after mistakenly accusing him of stealing his own car...while in his own driveway. In a journey that took nearly a decade, [...]

Dr. Justin Joseph

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Justin Joseph selected from many offers, a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Alabama. He plans on a rigorous research agenda of peer reviewed publications, grant success, and engaging undergraduates in research. His primary research interest remains adult and juvenile psychopathy.

Dr. Donna Ossorio

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Donna Ossorio plans a career in academia and as a policy analyst in the areas of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. She is actively engaged in the Houston community as a proponent of child well-being in the child welfare system, offering regional community leaders necessary research information to inform [...]

Dr. Sherri Simmons-Horton

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Sherri Y. Simmons-Horton is also a Licensed Master Social Worker. Dr. Simmons-Horton has accepted a Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas- San Antonio in the Graduate School of Social Work. There she will be examining racial disproportionality and resilience among youth of color in the child welfare and [...]

Gibson does winning pitch for cybersecurity team

May 22, 2019 at the annual Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Conference at Texas A&M University - Commerce, Dr. Camille Gibson did the winning grant pitch for the CyberWarriors Team. The team consisting of faculty from Commerce, Central Texas, Texarkana and San Antonio, with Gibson from Prairie View, will be working in the coming year [...]