Hiram Johnson’s Criminal Justice Academy Hosts Annual Conference
On April 27th, Hiram Johnson’s Law Academy coordinator, Michael Washington, hosted the annual Criminal Justice and Legal Careers Pathway Conference. This year, numerous schools and students from across the region came to Sacramento City College to engage with professionals in the law field. Guest speakers were on hand from a wide array of professions including: the Sacramento Police Department, Probation, FBI, Public Defenders, Parole, Corrections, attorneys, the District Attorney’s office, Social Workers, Paralegals, law professors, a bail bondsperson, a private investigator, forensic scientists, and those working in cybersecurity.
Students not only got to hear these speakers, but they were able to engage with them through a discussion panel, a key note speech from Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, and an informational College Success Panel. During the College Success Panel, students heard from Lincoln Law School, Sacramento City on their innovative 2+2+3 program, and current college students from local colleges.
For students going into the field of law, this annual event is an outstanding opportunity for them to engage with professionals that represented a wide range of professions available to students after graduation. The professionals offered guidance in pathways into their respective professions, an open discussion about the troubles facing teenagers in Sacramento, and the best ways to access their professional dreams.