Three more members of the John Jay family became leaders in policing, joining the growing cadre of police chiefs around the country who have received their education at the College. Alumnus Lawrence W. Mulvey took over the reigns of the Nassau County Police Department as Police Commissioner on June 29. Mulvey had served in the department for 28 years before retiring with the rank of Inspector in 2001. He was named to the post by County Executive Thomas Suozzi who got to know Mulvey while campaigning for governor. One of Mulvey's goals, according to press reports, will be to strengthen race relations and to increase diversity within the department . . . Alumnus Jose L. Lopez will become the first Latino police chief of Durham, NC on
September 1. Lopez spent 23 years with the Hartford Police Department, achieving the rank of Assistant Chief. Durham's City Manager, Patrick Baker, said that he decided to hire Lopez because of the accolades he received from co-workers, officials and residents in Hartford, CT . . . William Worden, who is attending the West Point campus of John Jay studying public administration, was unanimously approved as the new police chief in Port Jervis, NY on July 23. Worden has served in the Port Jervis Police Department for 14 years. Worden was one of two candidates on the chief's civil service list. Mayor Gary Lopriore said, "His resume was very impressive as was his interview."
On the Edge: Transgression and the Dangerous Other
Thursday, Friday, August 9 & 10, 2007
This two day interdisciplinary conference will celebrate intellectual and artistic transgression that will focus on devising a new concept for criminology that can grasp the phenomenology of everyday life, its experience of joy, humiliation, anger and desperation, the seductions of transgression and the appeal of the vindictive, the myriad forms of resistance and the repressive nature of acquiescence. The conference will bring together national and international scholars, students and artists from a variety of disciplines.
Late Registration (July 15 - August 8, 2007)
1-Day fee: $15
2-Day fee: $30
For more information and to register, go to http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/ontheedge/ or contact Carla Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-237-8680.
Space is limited, so please register early.
John Jay College
899 Tenth Ave., NYC
Graduate Center (CUNY)
365 Fifth Ave., NYC
Paralegal Studies Program Open House
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Paralegal
Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Legal
Beginning in the fall, the John Jay Paralegal Studies Program will be one of only a few in the nation to offer students online training and access to both of the top electronic research systems: Westlaw and LexisNexis, For more information about these free information sessions and about the program call 212-237-8663 or go to http://johnjayparalegal.com
John Jay College
555 West 57th street, NYC, 6th Floor
Staten Island Yankees vs. Coney Island Cyclones
Sunday, August 19, 2007 1:00 Pre-game Picnic
2:00 Game Time
Please join the John Jay College Alumni Association for a day at the ballpark. At 1:00 PM join us for a pre-game picnic including all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, chips, pasta salad, and baked beans. At 2:00 PM the game begins. Children 12 and under can run the bases after the game.
Cost: $30, which includes a $5.00 donation to the John Jay College Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Payment should be sent to: John Jay College Alumni Association, 555 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019
For more information, or to pay by Visa or MasterCard, call Sharice Conway at 212.237.8547.
Staten Island Yankee Stadium
75 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 9, 2007 9:00 AM
The JOHN JAY JAYWALKERS TEAM is now officially registered for the 2007 Komen Race for the Cure. Join the fight against breast cancer. Last year the JAYWALKERS won the award for the largest team in the College/University category. Let's do it again.
Click here to view the team page for JOHN JAY JAYWALKERS
For more information, contact the JAYWALKERS Team Captain, Irene O'Donnell, at email@example.com or 212-237-8540.
Central Park West
New York City
The John Jay Book & Author Series
Monday, September 10, 2007 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The John Jay Book & Author Series is pleased to present Beyond the Body Farm by forensic scientist Dr. Bill Bass.
John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue, Theater Lobby
New York City
Remembering September 11th
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Memorial
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Gallery
The College will mark the sixth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a service in memory of the 68 members of the John Jay community who were killed, as well as all those who lost their life on that tragic day.
John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue, Room 630T
New York City
Una Celebracion En Grande!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at The City College of New York will be marking its 15th Anniversary on December 8, 2007 with a black tie celebration to honor the more than 35,000 alumni of Dominican descent from CUNY's 23 colleges and schools. There will be no charge for the event. To help DSI identify Dominican alumni of CUNY descent, especially those who graduated from any of the CUNY schools prior to 1992, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the celebration and to register, visit their website at http://cunydominicanalumni.eventbrite.com.
Alanda Edwards (MA '95)
"I cannot even begin to explain how much knowledge John Jay's master's program in criminal justice gave me. I have been able to use every ounce of that knowledge not only in my current pursuit of a PhD, but also in my work," says Alanda Edwards who is the Director of Paralegals and Criminal Investigators for the Legal Aid Society of New York (LAS). She is in charge of more than 40 investigators and 200 paralegals.
Edwards has been with the LAS for almost two decades. But her first experience with the LAS goes back even further than that. At about 14 years old, Edwards participated in a summer high school program with the LAS in Queens. The experience left a lasting impression. "I just knew I was going to work there someday," she recalled. After graduating college, she applied starting out as a paralegal. Like so many of John Jay's graduates involved in the system of justice throughout the country, Edwards finds public interest work both rewarding and important. "Working at the Society changes your life. It shows you the full picture of what the system of justice is like."
"At the Legal Aid Society, we are absolutely dedicated and completed committed to due process," Edwards stressed. The Society is the oldest and largest not-for-profit organization in the United States providing free legal services for clients who cannot afford to pay for counsel. The legal program operates three major practices - civil, criminal and juvenile rights. The caseload is substantial. The criminal practice section alone represents clients in approximately 220,000 indigent criminal cases in trial, appellate and parole revocation proceedings. The Society also plays an active role in shaping state and federal criminal law and procedure.
"There is a lot of disparity in treatment and what happens to those who don't know their rights," Edwards notes. "In a capitalistic society, there needs to be a level playing field" when it comes to defending and protecting the rights of all individuals. "At the Legal Aid Society, we really save lives. We are a beacon of light for the community; we are their protectors."
As Director of Paralegals and Criminal Investigators, Edwards is also in charge of their training. To this end she has also made good use of her John Jay connections. She recently hired five John Jay alumni and provided six summer internships for graduate students. "The graduates we have hired and the summer interns have worked out very, very well, she emphasized. "The attorneys have been saying, ‘get us more of those.'" And so she will. Edwards hopes to expand the internship program all year round.
Emily Garcia and Ramiro Castellanos of John Jay's master program in criminal justice are two of a number of John Jay students who are currently enrolled in a summer internship program with the Legal Aid Society (LAS). Both are working as intern investigators and are experiencing first hand the investigative process that goes along with criminal and civil cases. Under the direction of the LAS attorneys, they interview witnesses and neighbors, conduct computer searches for information, take photographs of locations that are important to the case, observe trials and police lineups. They get to work with experienced investigators and attorneys who have been with LAS for many years. Both Garcia and Castellanos believe that the experience has been very worthwhile, not only for the skills and knowledge they have acquired, but also because they have had the opportunity to be involved with a good cause. "The Legal Aid Society is a great organization that goes the extra mile for its clients," says Castellanos. "They go out of their way to help people and give them the best representation that is possible." For Garcia, the issue of fairness in paramount, "Everyone has the right to be represented fairly regardless of whether they are poor or lack an understanding of the law. The Legal Aid Society is a critical component of our criminal justice system." Other John Jay students enrolled in the Legal Aid summer internship program are: Vladimir Terechtchenkov, Shirley Perez, Ganimete Ukperaj and Aisabomen Agboneni.