Invest in Future Criminal Justice Leaders

By Maddie Bunting |

The Robert Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies has started a crowdfunding page devoted to supporting UC Riverside students interested in careers in the criminal justice system.

Donations made on the crowdfunding site go towards the Senator Robert Presley Scholarship Fund, which provides justice-impacted students with scholarships, paid internships, research fellowships, as well as assistance with application, graduate entrance exam, or conference registration fees.

“As a first-generation Latino who has been impacted by mass incarceration and policing, I am appreciative of having the Presley Center Fellowship assist me through funding my research” said Humberto Flores, a Ph.D. student in sociology. “[Gifts such as the Robert Presley Scholarship Fund] will support my efforts of reducing recidivism rates and racial bias/unbiased policing in the Inland Empire.”

Established in 1994 by the California State Legislature and named after former California State Senator Robert Presley, the Presley Center “offers university level evidence-based research for the better understanding and analysis of crime policies and practices.” More information at