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Caje Weston Ranch

  1. 1. Cougar Administration of Justice Education
  2. 2. CAJE was developed at Weston Ranch in the Fall of 2008. It is a cost free educational program, fully Funded by the California Department of Education through a SSP Grant. It was designed especially for high school students pursuing a career in the criminal Justice field. It is a 3 year program, that gives you a jump start into your future.
  3. 3. -Police/Sheriff -FBI agent -Forensic Scientist -Lawyer -Crime Scene Investigator -Court Reporter -Probation Officer -Social worker -Detective -Secret Service -Judge
  4. 4. - Hands on learning that prepares you for your own individual chosen career within the justice system! <ul><li>A very unique program offered At very few schools throughout California. Weston Ranch is the Only school in MUSD that offers it! </li></ul><ul><li>Classes especially tailored </li></ul><ul><li>For your future in criminal justice! </li></ul>-Lots of guest speakers and field trips! - Fire arms training! - Laptops! - Team Building! -College Credits!
  5. 5. Crawl bars 10 foot rope Monkey bars Obstacle Course
  6. 6. 6 foot wall hurdles Chain link fence 150 pound dummy drag
  7. 7. Screen with scenario playing on it. CAJE students using the FATS machine. CAJE teacher demonstrating how to load a weapon.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>by Jared Zwickey </li></ul>
  9. 9. Guest Speakers -Police officers -CHP -Social Workers -Probation Officers -FBI Agents
  10. 10. Field Trips & Team Building -Ropes Course -Santa Rosa Police Academy -Delta College -Probation Office
  11. 11. <ul><li>This course is specifically designed to inform students about the basics of laws, how they are created and enforced, and about the basics of how the court system works. </li></ul><ul><li>In this class we have done mock trials, where the students create a court scene with real situations and go through the court process. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>This course is an introduction to all of the various careers in law enforcement. </li></ul><ul><li>History of the legal system </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Teen Court </li></ul><ul><li>Job Shadowing </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This course explores the various scientific an real work investigations, such as Crime Scene Investigators, taking blood samples & fingerprints, and laboratory principles that are used in real life situations. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>This class is a two period ROP course designed to give students a first hand experience. Training from various law enforcement agencies, and involves job shadowing. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Community and Educational Partners <ul><li>San Joaquin County Sheriff- Coroner office </li></ul><ul><li>Stockton Police Department </li></ul><ul><li>San Joaquin County Human Service Agency </li></ul><ul><li>San Joaquin County Probation Department </li></ul><ul><li>CSU Stanislaus </li></ul><ul><li>San Joaquin Delta College </li></ul><ul><li>University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law </li></ul>
  16. 16. Student Successes <ul><li>Increased Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Increased GPA 2.41 to 2.52 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased self esteem and self knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to future and self </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper understanding future job requirements </li></ul>
  17. 17. School Successes <ul><li>Established school pride and identity </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with community </li></ul><ul><li>Tri – Education Eighth Grade Career Pathway Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Camaraderie amongst students and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Increased sections in the master schedule </li></ul>
  18. 18. Challenges <ul><li>Selecting the right students </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing materials District v. Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Master Schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Block Scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freshmen Scheduling issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP, AVID, JROTC, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Challenges Continue <ul><li>Tutoring/Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Staff lacking experience in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture/Notes v. Project Based Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnerships Support v. Partnership Involvement </li></ul>
  20. 20. Recommendations <ul><li>Spend more time with partners </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>More time paralleling the courses </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on developing project based curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Creating smooth transition from high school to post secondary </li></ul>
  21. 21. Recommendations Continue <ul><li>Incorporate Tutor / Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the career pathway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be selective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit and inform middle schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students and parents </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Contact Information <ul><li>Weston Ranch High School </li></ul><ul><li>(209)938-6245 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Frank Gonzales, Assistant Principal [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Janeen George, Career Counselor [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>San Joaquin Delta College </li></ul><ul><li>(209) 954-5374 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Jared Zwickey, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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