Executive Master of Public Administration program receives grant to beta test Court Watch App

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022

Michael Adams, founding director of EMPA program

Dr. Michael Adams, founding director of the Executive MPA program at TSU, along with Professor Carroll Robinson, recently secured a $15,000 grant to beta test the REFORM Alliance's Court Watch app.

Dr. Michael O. Adams, founding director of the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program at TSU, and EMPA professor Carroll G. Robinson, Esq., are the recipients of a $15,000 grant from the Criminal Justice REFORM Foundation (REFORM Alliance). The grant will help fund the participation of TSU in beta testing the REFORM Alliance Court Watch App this fall.
“This is an incredible opportunity for our students," said Adams. "It provides valuable experience in tech, public policy, and criminal justice and students get a chance to provide direct input while gaining a deeper understanding of how critical data is in shifting public policy. We look forward to nurturing this partnership with the REFORM Alliance to create more opportunities for our students.”
The Court Watch App is an innovative solution to increase transparency within the U.S. judicial system. A first of its kind, the app creates an accessible access point, via a mobile phone, for everyday citizens to monitor America’s courtrooms. Throughout the fall semester, approximately 20-30 TSU students will attend court hearings remotely and/or in person and provide weekly feedback in debriefing sessions to directly improve the app’s performance and content.
REFORM Alliance aims to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing. For more information about the REFORM Alliance, visit here.

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