Criminal Justice Student Groups Fight Human Trafficking

The members of Alpha Phi Sigma and the Criminal Justice Student Associate led a campus crusade against human trafficking this spring.  They invited a panel from local law enforcement and The Well House to speak about human trafficking in Alabama. In addition to this successful event, CJSA and Alpha Phi Sigma partnered with local restaurants to run fundraising nights throughout the month of April.

Organizers would like to recognize BurgerFi, Miss Dots, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nothing but Noodles, Mooyah, Jason’s Deli, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, and Rock N Roll Sushi for their support. The CJSA and Alpha Phi Sigma were able to donate $1000 to The WellHouse to aid in their efforts to help women escape human trafficking.

Faculty sponsor, Dr. Joshua Wakeham, extends his thanks to the students, faculty, and members of the community who supported these events and made them such a great success. He also personally commends the officers from CJSA and Alpha Phi Sigma: Jazmin Dilligard, John Dawson, Ben Klein,  Ashton Hayes, Micaela Fowler, Marissa Matthews, and Elena Cassinelli. Without their dedication, initiative, and leadership, none of this would have been possible.

Dr. Wakeham says these students are shining examples of the great students and great leaders that we have in Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.