Our purpose is to help students develop relationships with criminal justice agencies and advance their knowledge of the field outside of the classroom. We also serve as a resource for students, bridging the gap between students, professors and criminal justice agencies.
Who can be a member?
Any graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at UWM can be a member.
The CJSA plays a pivotal role in expanding students’ understanding of the various agencies working within the criminal justice system. This can help students facing graduation who enter their job searches unsure of what types of positions suit their interests, skills and aspirations. By inviting persons working in the criminal justice field to speak with our members and organizing tours of local agencies, CJSA further assists students in understanding the roles and responsibilities of working in these agencies. Last term, for example, we hosted representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marshals Service and the Milwaukee Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit.