The University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of  Sociology, in partnership with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Griffin Police Department, will host the 4th Annual CJDay@UGA conference on Friday, November 10, 2017, from 8:30am until 1:00 pm in the Stuckey Auditorium on the UGA Griffin Campus.  The conference, whose theme is “Crossing the Lines and Bridging Communication between Community and Law Enforcement,” is free and open to the public.  However, because seating is limited, registration is required.

The keynote speaker, Brian N. Williams, Ph.D.,is an Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy in the University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs. His research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order. Dr. Williams has served as a trainer, consultant, or subject matter expert with numerous police departments, public safety related agencies, and other governmental and non-governmental entities and has published in leading journals in public administration, community psychology, education, and police studies. His current research explores how law enforcement professionals experience and manage work-related trauma. 

This event is intended to appeal to a wide audience, including local officials, civic leaders, educators, high school and college students, faith leaders, community residents, and law enforcement officials.  The format will allow ample opportunity to deliberate on issues of perceptions, law enforcement, and public safety in Griffin-Spalding County and surrounding areas.


For more information, you may also contact Ms. Faye Chatman, Program Director for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at UGA – Griffin, at or 770.229.3016.

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