Students are presented with field trips and guest speakers to assist with curriculum.
Feb 15th Frank Hosch from 180 degrees was guest speaker for the Corrections class. Mr. Hosch spoke about what 180 degrees does and also discussed the importance of getting involved in volunteer activities and job opportunities for their resume and to make them more attractive to potential employers.
February 16th Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom was a guest speaker for students in Introduction to Juvenile Justice. Mr. Backstrom talked about what his office does, about juvenile laws and procedure, and also discussed several high profile juvenile cases in Dakota County.
On February 23rd, Corrections students went on a field trip to Minnesota Corrections Facility in Faribault and then to the Rice County Jail and Jail annex for tours.
Experiencing something first hand is definitely more valuable than reading about it on a page. This also helps the students keep focused on their career path. Touring a facility can make the students feel like they are working towards their goal of being in the Criminal Justice field.