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University of Saint Joseph Addressing the Dynamic Field of Criminal Justice

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The University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford will host a discussion about the field of criminal justice, hosted by Brian Foley of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.


Today, the reform of the American criminal justice system has taken center stage as a national priority. Increasingly, there is a focus on repairing the damage done by crime by emphasizing accountability and involving not only the criminal, but the victim, and often the community.

To meet workforce demand, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is updating the school’s acclaimed Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science program with built-in flexibility to ensure graduates are workforce ready in a broad array of careers within the profession.

“The field of criminal justice includes a range of challenging and rewarding careers,” said USJ’s Brian Enns, assistant professor and program director of Criminal Justice. “We want our community to know that we are changing our program to meet the evolving nature of this important field and that there is workforce demand for anyone who wants to transfer into this field, complete a college degree, and or earn a new degree.”

To help young people interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and learn more about this dynamic field and the myriad professional opportunities it has to offer, USJ will host  “Careers in Criminal Justice,” a discussion featuring several criminal justice experts to be held on Tuesday, March 23, 7-8 p.m. on Zoom. The discussion will center on how individuals can enter this in-demand field.

Hosted by Brian Foley, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, State of Connecticut, panelists will include: Dr. Rhona C. Free, President, University of Saint Joseph; Brian Enns, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, USJ; Kendra Herrick, Parole Supervisor, Department of Corrections, Division of Parole and Community Services and, Emory Hightower, Supervisory Inspector, Office of the Hartford State’s Attorney, State of Connecticut.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

For more information contact Tom Hickey at 860-508-4032 or [email protected]. To register contact Hillary Sarrasin at [email protected].

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