Bishop L. Robinson Sr. Justice Institute
"The Justice Institute at Coppin will enhance the professionalism of public safety services encouraging leadership and innovation through education and training." - Bishop L. Robinson Sr.
The mission of the Bishop L. Robinson Sr. Justice Institute at Coppin State University is to provide training, certification and research opportunities in public safety and corrections to students and justice practitioners. The specialized Justice Institute is managed by the College of Behavoral amd Social Sciences and unique to the currciulum is thecross-disciplinary emphases of liberal arts, public and mental health education. All training and academic certifications are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. The Institute is tangengial to the Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement and provides retoolig and/or enhancement for advanced study and/or entry into federal, state, county, municipal, and private criminal justice and corrections agencies. Hands-on justice training and alternative education options are available for university students and current practitioners who wish to advance their skills.
The Institute addresses Maryland's workforce needs in critical shortage and high-growth areas such as correctional services, health care, parole counseling, homeland security, police support for school systems, transit systems, and private security details. Program areas are framed to create innovation and improvement of practice in the fields of law enforcement, correction, and juvenile services; conduct research on effective policy and service delivery; and foster effective partnerships between criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, public safety, public health and non-criminal justice disciplines. The Institute provides a prototype for customized cross-disciplinary training programs that link cutting–edge research to field practice. It is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that includes all smalrt classrooms, a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory, a moot court room and a crime scene laboratory. Advanced 18-credit hour certificates are available in: Forensic Investigation, Investigative Sciences and Policing Strategies.