Forums and Lecture Series

Royce West Forum and Lecture Series

2018 Spring Series: “Race, Trust and Police Legitimacy.”

On April 26, 2018, the Royce West Forum and Lecture Series invited guest speakers Honorable Garnet F. Coleman (District 147), Retired Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey (Los Angeles Police Department), Dr. Terrence Allen (University of Texas-Austin), and Dr. Camille Gibson (PVAMU) to address issues drawn from their professional experience, research, and legislature focused on the continuing challenging issue of race and policing in the country. The panel was moderated by the Honorable Yvonne Williams (Travis County Precinct 1) with remarks by Dr. Tamara L. Brown (Dean of the College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology and Executive Director of the Center) and the Honorable Royce West.

2017 Spring Series: “Texas Youth Check-Up: Status of Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice.”

Patrick Bresette (Executive Director of the Texas Office of the Children’s Defense Fund), Kim Williams (former Division Manager for the Office of Adolescent Health Services, Houston Health Department), and Jay Jenkins (Project Attorney for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition in Houston) gathered on April 28, 2017 to provide both insight and the latest initiatives addressing the status of youth in Texas in terms of violence and juvenile justice. A Texas report card was prepared and presented for this forum, which highlighted where we stand and where we need to go in terms of improving the status of young people in the state.

The Gavel Series

Join us for FREE community based legal education classes. Classes are held in the Don K. Clark Building, from 8:00 AM until noon. For more information, please contact us at (936) 261-5211.

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