Racial disparity in the criminal justice system, perceptions of police use of force, community corrections, evidenced-based practices in parole and probation
Miss LaToshia Ashley Butler became a PhD student at George Mason University in the Fall of 2016. Miss Butler's commitment to public service and the advancement of her community is evident not only in the passion of her conversation as she expresses her ideals, but more importantly through the diligence of her actions. She has served in multiple honor societies including the National Council of Negro Women (Bowie Young Adult Section) and Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society). She graduated with Honors and a B.A. degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her Masters of Science degree in Justice, Law and Society from American University. She works at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency in Washington, DC where she develops community supervision plans for probationers and parolees, provides mediation support and guidance to victims of domestic violence, performs weekly therapeutic counseling group sessions with domestic violent offenders, and analyzes offender adjustments while on community supervision.
University of Maryland, College Park; Class of 2012
American University, Washington D.C.; Class of 2014
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.; Expected Class of 2020