Journeys to Justice
Today, girls are under a lot of pressure emotionally, socially, and academically. There are worries about grade point averages, the college application process, graduation, financial aid applications, etc. There is so much to navigate that it is easy to overlook potential career options, especially in the justice-related fields. Journeys to Justice is a community outreach program that seeks to educate school age girls about careers in justice-related fields, how to plan for and build a career, and the value of networking and professional development.
Journeys to Justice brings female role models in the justice-related fields into schools and girl’s leadership organizations to speak with girls about careers and confidence. Educating and empowering girls to pursue careers in justice-related fields will increase the qualified candidate pool for tomorrow’s leadership positions.
• Encourage girls to explore careers in justice related fields.
• Introduce girls to successful female role models, who will share stories about themselves as young women, and offer guidance and advice as to how to plan a path for success.
• Build confidence; encourage girls to feel comfortable sharing their ideas and being part of the discussion.
The Journeys to Justice Program was created by the Women Working in Corrections Committee of the NJ Chapter of the American Correctional Association. For more information, or to schedule a visit, please contact us at journeys@NJACA.org.