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Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington are helping to implement Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County. As the inaugural cohort of Beaver County-based facilitators, the students will not only go into the Beaver County Jail to work with inmates, but they will also be responsible for training future volunteers of the Bridges program and extending the reach of restorative justice.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Bridges to Life inmates

Inmates in an Indiana prison gather to listen to a victim speak during a session of the Bridges to Life program.

Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State will help launch Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County this spring.
Associate Professor Mari Pierce lectures to a class.

Re-examining the death penalty

Penn State Beaver Associate Professor Mari Pierce is studying the transcripts of every death-eligible case in the state of Oregon from 2000 to 2010 to see if and how juries are influenced. Her findings could change the way capital cases are tried.
Associate Professor Mari Pierce lectures to a class.

Re-examining the death penalty

Associate Professor of Administration of Justice Mari Pierce is examining capital case transcripts for insight on jury decisions.
Matt Morgan speaks with a community member after his speech.

'Building Hope' with a vision and a grant

Beaver administration of justice instructor LaVarr McBride received a Schreyer grant, which he hopes will be "an opportunity to involve our students in hands-on criminal justice" and help crime victims and offenders connect and heal.
Matt Morgan speaks with a community member after his speech.

Matt Morgan Building Hope Today

Matt Morgan, founder of Building Hope Today, is hoping to create an organization that advocates for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

AOJ shooter scenario

Beaver administration of justice students take part in active shooter scenario

An active shooter scenario in the Student Union Building gives Penn State Beaver administration of justice students a closer look at criminal justice in the community.
AOJ shooter scenario

Beaver AOJ active shooter scenario

Beaver students Natalie Pollack and Becky Kazmierczyk participate in a shooter scenario for their criminal justice class.

Matt Morgan speaks with a community member after his speech.

Matt Morgan Building Hope Today

Matt Morgan is a survivor of sexual abuse and the founder of Building Hope Today. Beaver Administration of Justice Instructor LaVarr McBride has partnered with Morgan to create new programs for victims of abuse.