Criminal Justice Club holds its first meeting

The MCCC Criminal Justice Club met for the first time on Jan. 26.

Penny Dunn, MCCC assistant professor of Criminal Justice and advisor of the club, introduced the club’s purpose, who could attend the meetings, and what could be expected in future meetings.

The club was created by Dunn who wanted to expand the Criminal Justice program for MCCC.

“As a college, we sort of neglected looking at some other careers in the criminal justice such as probation, parole, lawyers, prosecutors, and correctional officers,” Dunn said.

“So what I decided to look into is expanding our criminal justice program and incorporating more career oriented classes and opportunities,” she added.

The club is open to all students, faculty, and alumni. Being a criminal justice major is not necessary to attend the meetings.

The club also discussed guest speakers. Two of the guest speakers that will be coming are a Michigan Department of Corrections supervisor and an agent from the FBI.

Judy Laberde, the Michigan Department of Corrections supervisor for Probation/Parole, spoke on Feb. 23 about careers in the community corrections area.