The Justice Studies Task Force

Founded in the fall of 2009, the Justice Studies Task Force was created to promote camaraderie and collaboration between the student groups in the Justice Studies Department. The Task Force is made up of two members of each of the Justice Studies student groups as well as representatives from the graduate program and Justice Studies alumni.

In the spring of 2010 we established the Confidence Challenge, a physical agility event in which teams compete against one another in a friendly but challenging version of the physical agility test in all law enforcement programs. The purpose of this competition is to give students and faculty an idea of the physical challenges which must be met by law enforcement candidates and it promotes camaraderie and companionship throughout the Justice Studies Department. It has been hugely successful and has become an annual event every spring.

The Task Force began organizing and hosting the Justice Studies Department Convocation ceremony in the fall of 2013. The Justice Studies convocation is a celebration of our graduate’s accomplishments and plans for their future.

In the fall of 2018, the Task Force assumed responsibilities for the Justice Studies Showcase Dinner, the department's annual fundraiser that bring Justice Studies alumni together to reconnect with our students, the department and other alumni. In addition to building bridges between our alumni and students, the Showcase raises essential funds for the Justice Studies Department's Student Success Endowment.  This endowment funds Justice Studies student activities that enhance their education and foster their professional development.