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Cougar Administration of  Justice Education
CAJE was developed at Weston Ranch in the Fall of 2008. It is a cost free educational program, fully Funded by the Califor...
-Police/Sheriff -FBI agent -Forensic Scientist -Lawyer -Crime Scene Investigator -Court Reporter -Probation Officer -Socia...
- Hands on learning that  prepares you for your own individual chosen career within the justice system! <ul><li>A very uni...
Crawl  bars 10 foot rope Monkey bars Obstacle Course
6 foot wall hurdles Chain link fence 150 pound  dummy drag
Screen with scenario  playing on it. CAJE students using the FATS machine. CAJE teacher demonstrating how to load a weapon.
<ul><li>Demonstration  </li></ul><ul><li>by Jared Zwickey </li></ul>
Guest Speakers -Police officers -CHP -Social Workers -Probation Officers -FBI Agents
Field Trips & Team Building -Ropes Course -Santa Rosa Police  Academy -Delta College -Probation Office
<ul><li>This course is specifically designed to inform students about the basics of laws, how they are created and enforce...
<ul><li>This course is an introduction to all of the various careers in law enforcement. </li></ul><ul><li>History of the ...
<ul><li>This course explores the various scientific an real work investigations, such as Crime Scene Investigators, taking...
<ul><li>This class is a two period ROP course designed to give students a first hand experience. Training from various law...
Community and Educational Partners <ul><li>San Joaquin County Sheriff- Coroner office </li></ul><ul><li>Stockton Police De...
Student Successes <ul><li>Increased Attendance  </li></ul><ul><li>Increased GPA 2.41 to 2.52 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased s...
School Successes <ul><li>Established school pride and identity </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with community </li></ul><ul><...
Challenges <ul><li>Selecting the right students </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing materials District v. Companies </li></ul><ul...
Challenges Continue <ul><li>Tutoring/Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Staff lacking experience in the field </li></ul><ul><l...
Recommendations <ul><li>Spend more time with partners </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>More...
Recommendations Continue <ul><li>Incorporate Tutor / Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Students </li></ul><u...
Contact Information <ul><li>Weston Ranch High School  </li></ul><ul><li>(209)938-6245 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Frank Gonzales...
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The Toughest Job You will ever Love – Building a Career Pathway

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Frank Gonzales
Assistant Principal
Weston Ranch High School
Stockton, CA

Janeen George
Career Counselor
Weston Ranch High School
Stockton, CA

Jared Zwickey
Coordinator of Public Safety
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA

This presentation will assist schools in creating career pathways for students. The presenters will address the challenges along with giving helpful tips on how they started their criminal justice career pathway.

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The Toughest Job You will ever Love – Building a Career Pathway

  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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