The Graduate Criminal Justice Program hosted the Bucks County Commissioners' Meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at Holy Family University’s Newtown location. Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD, President of Holy Family University and Dr. James Garvey, Vice President for University Advancement, were on hand to welcome the Commissioner and distinguished guests.
The meeting was spearheaded by Commissioner Chairman Robert Loughery, Commissioner Vice-Chairman Charles Martin, and Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia, who is responsible for Community Services, Health Services, Housing and Human Services, Corrections, Emergency Services, Finance and Administration, General Services, Human Resources, Public Information, and Solicitors.
“In hosting, for the first time, the Bucks County Commissioners’ Meeting, I came to know and appreciate the commitment and dedication of our Commissioners to the welfare and public safety of the county,” said Pat Griffin, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Criminal Justice Program. “The Commissioners discussed various community and public safety issues, including support for the Homeland Security Grant Program and the Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force, extension of services for the Juvenile Probation Department, the Center of Excellence for treatment of opioid-related substance abuse disorders, and a records management system that would link law enforcement reports across the County.”
During the meeting, Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia motioned for a donation to Holy Family University’s Criminal Justice program, which was passed unanimously.
“The Criminal Justice faculty, students, and administration are excited about building a working relationship towards our ability to address these critical needs,” Griffin said.
The meeting was recorded and posted on the Bucks County Commissioners' website for later viewing.