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vitalvoices Opens 2022 With February 9 Event:

“From Trauma to Prison Pipeline: The Chapters of My Life”


By Sheryl E. Taylor

His story reads like a movie script.

David Garlock spent nearly 14 years in prison and is now a criminal justice reform advocate. He grew up in a very dysfunctional family — alcoholism, domestic violence and poor parenting leading to sexual and physical abuse followed by murder and years in prison.DavidLGarlock

The Center for Public Service & Community’s vitalvoices’ presents “From Trauma to Prison Pipeline: The Chapters of My Life” featuring Garlock’s unique story, an in-depth conversation about the “criminal legal system”, abuse, special populations, reentry, restorative justice and the power of resilience and redemption.

The in-person and virtual event is 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9 in College of Public Service’s Commerce Street Building, Room C-100 and via livestream.

To attend this event (in-person or virtual), register here.

Visit this online site to learn more about vitalvoices' upcoming spring events.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.