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Save the Date - Don't Be the Missing Piece

Upcoming Event: October 16, 2015, 5:00-9:00 PM, Student Union Ballroom

Join your fellow Justice Studies alumni and friends for a packed evening as we honor our past, showcase our present, and celebrate our accomplishments ... over dinner and games.

Faculty and students will be showcasing many of the Justice Studies programs, there will be a photo booth and plenty of games and puzzles.

When: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM Reception (Cash bar); 7:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner and program

Where: The Student Union Ballroom, SJSU Main Campus

Tickets: $100 each, $750 for a table of 8, RSVP by Monday, October 12, 2014


RED WINE BRAISED SHORT RIBS (Beef), Red Wine Braised Short Ribs served with Chef's Choice of Starch & Seasonal Vegetable

TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN, Tequila and Lime Marinated Chicken Breast, served with Chef's Choice of Starch & Seasonal Vegetable

MAPLE GLAZED SALMON, Maple Mustard Grilled Salmon with Chef's Choice of Starch & Seasonal Vegetable.

Tickets may be purchased by credit card at the JS Department Estore or by check using the following downloadable form [pdf].

Not able to attend? Please consider sponsoring the event ($250 with recognition), sponsoring a student ($100) or simply making a donation using the Estore or downloadable form.


CASA Fall Welcome - Ice Cream Social

Students enjoyed free ice cream while learning about what the College of Applied Sciences and Arts offered. Justice Studies was well represented and we had plenty of people come stop by to learn about what we do and get their questions answered.




Congratulations to the Class of 2015 - Class of 3 million

picture of the class of 2015Family and guests enjoyed a wonderful ceremony in the packed Student Union Ballroom. Faculty were in attendance to show their support to our students. Our guest speaker was Santa Cruz Chief probation officer, Fernando Giraldo, an alum of San Jose State. To view the program and to see photos from the event, please click here.



Picture of Bob Ladouceur BW

Legendary Coach Receives Honorary Degree

Educator and former De La Salle High School head footbal coach Bob Ladouceur received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at commencement. Bob Ladouceur was a graduate of our very own Criminal Justice program, Class of 1977. Bob Ladouceur was the subject of the movie, When the Game Stands Tall, and an inductee of the SJSU Spartan Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. (link to article)

Iota Chapter Honored at National Conference

"Each year APS Iota Chapter works to meet the APS goals of Academic Excellence, Leadership, Unity and Service. We were honored this year at the APS National Conference!" Congratulations Iota Chapter on all your hard work!!!

Student Paper Awards: Jose Flores 1st Place, Laura Diaz 3rd Place; Topic Specific Test: Melanie Donsawath 2nd Place; Chapter Advisor Award; Chapter Awards: Outstanding Chapter Goals, Human Trafficking Theme, Website (thanks to Maria Nido) and Yearbook!  


JS Merchandise!!

Justice Studies merchandise is available through our Justice Studies Marketplace E-Store (click here). Visit the website to see all of the great products that are now available. Please note that merchandise will not be sold in the JS Department. All purchases must be made through the E-Store.

Check out our new Justice Studies Mug, Crime Scene Lanyard and JS Decals!!!

Record Clearance Project

The SJSU Record Clearance Project provides undergraduates with an unparalleled opportunity to use their education to change lives.  Students prepare court papers seeking expungement on behalf of their clients and attend the hearings where judges decide the cases.  Students review clients’ next steps for expungement in individual “Speed Screening” interviews.  Students give presentations explaining expungement law to community groups, including to people in jail.  They partner with Columbia Law School students visiting on Alternative Spring Break; they team with RCP mentors to assist people leaving jail with moving forward with their lives.

This award-winning program benefits clients, families and communities as clients gain increased opportunities for jobs, housing, student loans, foster parenting, and other more intangible benefits such as increased confidence and sense of potential.