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Internships at the Greene County Juvenile Office

The Greene County Juvenile Office is accepting applications for a internship for the Fall 2017 semester! Students must be Juniors or Seniors with a major in the social/human services field. This can include, but is not limited to, Criminology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, Forensic Psychology, Counseling, and Pre-Law. Students must also register for an internship as a class (usually 3 credit hours). Depending on the field of study, internships usually require 150-300 hours throughout the semester. Interested students must fill out an application and attach a resume by June 1st, 2017. These items can be emailed to Cheryl.Puzach@courts.mo.gov, faxed to Cheryl Puzach at 417-829-6160, dropped off at the Juvenile Office at 1111 N. Robberson, Springfield, MO 65802, or mailed in by June 1st. Once the deadline approaches, we will contact you to set up an interview. I have attached the application, but I strongly advise all applicants to also review the website in order to gain an understanding of what tasks interns perform at the Juvenile Office. I can be reached at 417-829-6683 to answer any questions. I have attached the link to the website below.


 If the above link does not work, Google “Greene County Juvenile Office” to get to the main website and then follow the link to “Internship Opportunities.”


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St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department hiring Interns!

The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department is hiring interns! The position is 20-40 hours and offers a flexible schedule. This a paid position, $10.15 an hour. Applications are due by April 30. To apply go to:

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Alpha Phi Sigma’s annual Child Abuse Awareness fundraiser

Alpha Phi Sigma – Sigma Mu Sigma just launched their annual Child Abuse Awareness fundraiser. They are selling “Bears Care” shirts. They are royal blue (in honor of the Child Abuse Awareness Month color) and Gildan (very soft material like the CJS dark gray shirts). Children and adult sizes are available for $15.00 each. Proceeds will benefit the local crisis nursery – Isabel’s House. To place an order go to https://order.universitytees.com/bird_banks/ 19994/signups/new

Place your order online and then drop off payment to the Criminology department office.

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Congratulations Dr. Ethan Amidon on your recent publication!

Congratulations to Dr. Ethan Amidon for a recent publication. Along with Drs. Andres Rengifo and Donald Stemen, Dr. Amidon had a manuscript accepted for publication in Criminology, the top-ranked academic journal in the criminal justice field. This manuscript, entitled “When policy comes to town: Discourses and dilemmas of implementation of a statewide reentry policy in Kansas,” focuses on the challenges to reform implementation posed by line staff, supervisors and managers during a large-scale realignment of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). Their research describes how varying challenges to the reforms reflect actors’ positions within the organization, the local contexts in which they operate and more general frames of interpretation of the long-term orientation of the KDOC.

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Faculty and Students presented at ACJS conference

Several of our faculty members and students presented at the ACJS conference recently. Alina Kobykhno presented with Dr. Suttmoeller a presentation entitled, “The Influence of Police Intervention on the Longevity of Domestic Far-Right Extremist Groups.” Cara Perry-Bellmer presented with Dr. McCarthy. They recently coauthored a chapter together, “Corrupt Practices Keeping an Eye on the Keeper: The Impact on the Prison.” Dr. Baldwin presented twice. Her presentations were, “Typology of Veterans Treatment Courts” and “Factors Affecting Perceptions of the Military-Crime Relationship.”

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