LEGAL CAREERS ACADEMY This program is designed to allow students to explore multidisciplinary legal professions and engage in on-site observations at a variety of legal and law enforcement facilities.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE: Demonstrates a sincere interest in legal careers. Exhibits maturity and an ability to work independently and in teams. Meets graduation requirements at the secondary level. Plans to attend college or training program. Completes the junior year of high school Maintains at least a B average. Obtains the necessary recommendations. Completes a letter of interest.
POSSIBLE LEGAL CAREER PATHS: Lawyer Judge Law Clerk Legal Secretary Court Clerk Political Scientist Paralegal Hearing Officer Corrections Officer Investigators Private Security Law Enforcement Officer Bailiff Social Worker INS or Customs Inspector
Genesee Valley Career & Tech. Center, Genesee Region College Tech Prep and Genesee Community College
GENESEE VALLEY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER LEGAL CAREERS ACADEMY Intro. To Criminal Justice (CJ 101) Career and Educational Planning (CEP 101) Intro. To Legal Studies (PLG 114) GV Career & Tech Center provides an instructor for three of the college courses.
Genesee Region College Tech Prep Partnered with Genesee Valley Career & Tech Center for creation of the class. Provides support: Monetary (books, supplies, etc.) Academic Support for Instructor Advisor for Students College Contact for Parents Liaison Between Career & Tech Center and College
GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEGAL CAREERS ACADEMY Intro. To Criminal Justice (CJ 101) Career and Educational Planning (CEP 101) Introductory Sociology (Soc 101) Introduction to Psychology (Psy 101) Intro. To Legal Studies (PLG 114) Genesee Community College provides instructors for remaining two college courses.
and Within one school year, students will earn a total of 3-4 high school credits and 15 college credits from Genesee Community College.
FIELD TRIPS Attica Correctional Facility ECMC – Trauma Center Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office D’Youville College Gross Anatomy Lab Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office Genesee County Sheriff’s and Jail Genesee County Courthouse NY State Police Barracks
GUEST SPEAKERS Genesee County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jodie Hebdon (Handcuffing) Deputy John Duyssen (Automobile Accidents) Corrections Officer William Ziphel (Use of Force) Attica Correctional Facility Lt. Dixon (Attica Case Studies) Corrections Officer Stranahan (Careers in Corrections) Superintendent Conway (Attica Escape Attempts) Attorneys Kevin Wicka (Discrimination and Sex Harassment Law)
JOB SHADOWS/ INTERNSHIPS Students participate in 4 one-day job shadows at various legal, correctional and law enforcement agencies in the Fall. Students also participate in 1 four week internship in the Spring.
JOB SHADOW SITES Batavia City Court Genesee County Supreme Court Lawyers’ Offices Genesee County Court Clerk’s Office Genesee County District Attorney’s Office Genesee County Public Defender’s Office Attica Correctional Facility
JOB SHADOW SITES (cont.) Genesee County Sheriff’s Office DSS: Child Protective Services Batavia Police Department Attica Police Department Atwater House New York State Police UMMC Pathology Dept. Erie & Wyoming County Probation Buffalo International Airport
ATTICA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY ATTICA COORECTIONAL FACILITY HAS GIVEN THE STUDENTS NUMBEROUS OPPORTUNUTIES THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR Tours of the Facility Case Studies Guest Speakers Internships
TOUR OF THE FACILITY In September, students toured the facility.
ATTICA CASE STUDIES In October, Lt. Dixon visited the class and assigned students criminal cases where prisoners were being prosecuted. Students attended the court case when their case was being heard.
GUEST SPEAKERS FROM ATTICA On three occasions, employees came to the classroom to speak to the students on various topics. Lt. Dixon – Case Studies Officer Stranahan – Employment at Attica Superintendent Conway – Escape Attempts
INTERNSHIPS AT ATTICA Students performed internships with various departments within the facility. Criminal Psychologist Mental Health Department
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? Karen K. Wicka Genesee Valley Career & Tech Center (585) 344-7711 or email@example.com Debbie Dunlevy Genesee Region College Tech Prep Genesee Community College (585) 343-0055 ext 6313 or DKDunlevy@genesee.edu Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Attica Correctional Facility