Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center Names New Director

Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law has named Pamela R. Metzger, a renowned criminal justice scholar, to be the first director of the Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center.

Metzger will work to develop new educational opportunities for studying a range of criminal justice issues, such as wrongful convictions and overincarceration. She will also oversee the center’s research capability, furthering the Deason Center’s mission to “promote the fair, ethical, and compassionate treatment of people involved in every stage of the criminal justice process.”

“We are passionate about the work the Deason Center will be doing to help families within our community and across the nation,” said Doug Deason. “We are confident that Professor Metzger’s experiences and commitment to criminal justice reform will provide the leadership needed to help find innovative solutions.”

For further details, read more about Pamela Metzger and the mission of the Deason Center.

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