Criminal Justice Training Draws Professionals to Cayuga

November 8th, 2016 Posted in Alumni News & Events

img_2965Sponsored by New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc., nearly 150 professional attended criminal justice training at Cayuga Community College last month.  It was the first event of its kind for Region 6 (Central New York and Southern Tier areas).  Vice President of MICJ and sergeant with Auburn Correctional Facility, Marcus Babb ’85, is also an Alumnus of Cayuga.  He told The Citizen, “We tried to bring different types of training to people in criminal justice, whether you’re a clerk or a commissioner,” he said. “It shows people what else is out there besides being a corrections officer, police officer or sheriff. It’s also about the secretaries, the judges, the lawyers … It’s about the minorities in our line of work.”

Dozens of professionals came from Albany, New York City and Buffalo on October 21st for the day’s events, which included lectures and seminars on all levels of law enforcement. Some of the training included Puppies Behind Bars, Crisis Intervention for Gang Violence, and PTSD in the Workplace.  Information tables located on campus included the Auburn Police Department where Sergeant Joe Divietro ’90 and Officer Mark Locastro ’80, both Alumni of Cayuga, were on hand to share information about the APD.  A representative of the Auburn Fire Department as well as tables for fundraising purposes participated in the event.

During the event, student Angela Slater was presented with a $500 scholarship.  “They had to choose one student in the whole criminal justice program at the college, and they chose me… this gives me more confidence to do better,” she said

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Department at CCC, Teri Misiaszek ” said, “This training gives students the opportunity to engage and network with professionals, and it’s a great opportunity to house and support our local criminal justice community.”

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