Howard Henderson, PhD

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Howard Henderson, Ph.D., is the Founding Director of the Center for Justice Research and professor of justice administration in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. Dr. Henderson is currently evaluating the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Mental Health Collaboration Program funded project with the Harris County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program designed to implement and expand community-based services to individuals with behavioral health issues through information sharing between the criminal justice system and community service providers.

He also serves as the chair of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Houston Racial/Ethnic Disparities Committee Data Workgroup who have been charged with identifying, addressing, and improving racial and ethnic disparities across the criminal justice system, and to enhance communication and engage the community. Dr.Henderson is also leading a research team in a large scale evaluation of the Houston Police Department Body Camera Program.