This year is the 50th anniversary of the Department of Criminal Justice. In celebration, members of the Criminal Justice Alumni Council are raising funds that can be used for student retention. At the University of Louisville, we have many students who drop out because they can’t financially afford to continue their education. We know that many of our alumni and friends of the department understand the high cost of education because they worked their way through to complete their degree. Sometimes, only a few hundred dollars to help with the cost of books or to cover a portion of tuition for one semester can make the difference between graduating with a degree and dropping out. Funds raised will be distributed to students on the basis of financial need. Your contributions can make a real difference to the future of our students.
Check out this story about Virginia Braden, UofL Dept. of Criminal Justice Graduate Research Assistant, as she details the positive impact of the department on her life and why you should #RaiseSomeL.