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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.