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Criminal Justice: Corrections graduate’s career shoots to the top

by Nyla on August 22, 2019

Tyteyana McNeal wasted no time in acting on her vision of a career in corrections. She knew she was born to move in that environment. “Growing up, criminal justice was always my thing,” she says. “I like to help people, to show them there’s something better out there for them.” Even when at age 19,

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Javy Arteaga

Modesto Corrections graduate reflects on 10 years working in the Sheriff’s Department

by Nyla on November 1, 2018

Javier (Javy) Arteaga spent a few years jumping from job to job in California’s Central Valley. He mixed formulas for a feed company, worked on a forklift in a warehouse and had a few other good-for-right-now kinds of jobs. “I was young and anything steady that made some money was good for me,” he says.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

SJVC Temecula Corrections Program Director Kent Chivington

Temecula’s Corrections Program Director is committed to serve, protect and inspire

by Nyla on October 23, 2018

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that after Kent Chivington devoted 12 years serving his country in the Marine Corps and 20 years as an officer in the Police Department protecting the community, his next move would be to inspire Criminal Justice Corrections program students in the classroom and on the training field. As

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

Ontario Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Geri Tercero

Corrections graduate will not let childhood abuse affect her future

by Nyla on October 18, 2018

Geri Tercero was in a mentally frozen state and knew she was going to have to do something very hard and painful to break free. She had endured childhood sexual and physical abuse off-and-on for eight years by a close family member. Her guard was way up and seemed a permanent fixture in front of

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

Temecula Corrections student Madison Olson with Officer Jen

Life-threatening injury sparks interest in Corrections career

by Nyla on September 10, 2018

Madison Olson spent her 16th birthday in a coma. It wasn’t the Sweet Sixteen party so many teen girls dream about. In fact, there was no celebration at all – except that quiet, heartfelt one her family felt that she was alive. Even after waking from her coma a month later, Madison was on a

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Student Spotlights / Temecula

SJVC Modesto Corrections graduate Santiago Orozco with his family

Corrections student pushed through hardship to complete his program

by Nyla on August 23, 2018

Santiago Orozco’s first day of class in his Criminal Justice Corrections program did not go well. “I am not going to be able to do this,” he remembers thinking. “This is impossible.” Then Santiago thought about his wife Johanna and their young children Neydelyn and Elias. He thought about the years he had spent working

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

SJVC Ontario Corrections program graduate Laura Cruz

Failure is not acceptable for corrections program graduate

by Nyla on August 16, 2018

At a petite 5’1″ and 110 lbs., you may think Laura Cruz wouldn’t be attracted to a career in law enforcement. But a family member’s misstep and subsequent reporting to a probation officer planted an important career seed in her. “Due to my mom being only a Spanish-speaker and my dad always working in order

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario