Section II | Criminal Justice
Nature of the Job
Within the criminal justice system there are many possibilities for working with adolescent or adult populations. One type of job is in parole and probation which involves monitoring of teens or adults who are on probation and working with them toward rehabilitation goals. Other jobs are in corrections, for example, in juvenile or adult correctional facilities. These jobs usually entail supervision of those within the facility but might also involve program development and implementation, grant writing, and liaison with community agencies and the judicial system. A third possibility within this broad category is law enforcement. If investigative work is of interest to you, consider police departments, FBI, CIA. Many communities have other opportunities such as a Teen Court program, or working with one of the offices of the state Attorney General in the Child Support division devoted to investigative and enforcement work in the collection of child support payments. Another avenue to explore is research or other support positions with law firms or the District Attorney’s office.
Where You Might Work
These positions generally are with local, state, or federal government.
Suggested Areas for Minor/Collateral:
Suggested Internship Sites for HDFS 4314:
- Corrections Corporation of America
- Lubbock Adult or Juvenile Probation
- Lubbock County Community Corrections Facility
- Lubbock County Youth Center
- Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division
- Teen Court of Lubbock
- Texas Attorney General: Child Support Enforcement
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