Community Partners

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The community of Springfield, Mo., surrounding Missouri State University, supports a wide variety of criminal justice agencies. Professionals from these organizations become involved in our program through classroom and student organization presentations. The variety of criminal justice agencies in Springfield also increases the number and variety of internship and practicum opportunities for you to experience the criminal justice field firsthand. Furthermore, the working partnership between the faculty in the criminology program and these agencies provide many research and career opportunities for you.

Our community partners include:

Law and the courts

Law enforcement

Institutional and community-based corrections

Other community-based treatment programs including services related to substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, illiteracy, school failure, conflict management and resolution, restorative justice, drug court, family court, mental health court and more.