2019 Honorees

Tom Brooks

Tom BrooksBrooks graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Brooks has been with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department in Texas since 1983, and now serves as the Executive Director/Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. Most recently, Mr. Brooks has been instrumental in implementing the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

Marlon Lynch

Marlon LynchLynch graduated with Bachelor of Science from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University in 1995. Lynch also holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boston University. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Campus Services and Safety at New York University. Lynch is a decorated public safety professional with over 22 years of experience in university settings.

John Smykla

John SmyklaJohn Smykla earned his PhD from Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice in 1977. Before retirement, he served as the Director & Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. His research and teaching interests included corrections, offender reentry, police-worn body cameras, and high-impact learning.