Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
“I would wholeheartedly say that my summer internship further sparked my interest in the criminal justice sector. It was helpful to get a better grasp of the different roles and function of the various positions within the court, provided that the community court model is significantly different from most.”
I completed a range of work throughout the course of my day at Midtown Community Court. By studying the broad lesson plans and observing other staff members lead counseling groups, I became confident in leading an array of group and individual sessions independently, including a cannabis-awareness group, an alternatives to shoplifting group, and the general ‘quality of life’ group. I also co-facilitate the long-term program for English-speaking women arrested for prostitution.
In the beginning, every situation I faced at MCC was something I had never experienced before. I met with individuals who worked on Wall Street, and others who had been homeless since birth. I would seek to address the client’s needs and connect him or her with local resources and organizations that could offer more long-term support than at MCC.
- Date September 1, 2012
- Tags 2012, Law, Preston, Social Service, USA