Monica Bouyea.

Midtown Community Court (MCC) - New York, NY

Project Description

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.

Project Details

  • Date September 1, 2012
  • Tags 2012, Law, Preston, Social Service, USA

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