Dieter Cantu is helping troubled teens succeed by providing books to youth across Texas as a way to improve their literacy and reduce the rate of recidivism.UTSA Downtown students working to get child care (San Antonio Express-News) Date: 08/14/17 | Posted in: Copp Dean’s Office Faculty Staff Criminal Justice Faculty Staff Demography Faculty Staff Public Administration Faculty Staff Social Work Faculty Staff
UTSA Downtown campus students including social work students, who are members of Students Raising Children, partnered with La Trínidad United Methodist Church to provide child care for graduate students taking classes in the evening. However, Students Raising Children are lining up funding and seeking to get an exemption to state licensing requirements.
Urban and Regional Planning Assistant Professor, Dr. Rebecca Walter and colleagues, Dr. Marie Skubak Tillyer (criminal justice), and Dr. Jill Viglione (criminal justice) published an article in Housing Policy Debate examining whether or not housing policies banning all prospective tenants with criminal records, results in discrimination and violation of the Fair Housing Act.Public administration alum’s new program uses books to help incarcerated youth Date: 08/01/17 | Posted in: Copp Dean’s Office Faculty Staff Criminal Justice Faculty Staff Public Administration Faculty Staff
Rivard Report: Books can put incarcerated youth on a productive pathRoger Enriquez featured in WBUR radio interview on human smuggling incident Date: 07/26/17 | Posted in: Copp Dean’s Office Faculty Staff Criminal Justice Faculty Staff Public Administration Faculty Staff Policy Studies Center
Director of the Policy Studies Center Roger Enriquez, J.D. was a guest panelist on the WBUR's radio show On Point. He participated in a conversation on the recent human smuggling activity ending in the tragic deaths of migrants inside of a tractor-trailer at a Wal-Mart in San Antonio and the impact this event has on border security and immigration policies.