WNC has selected Greg Sly to lead this criminal justice effort and hard work. Sly is WNC’s new comprehensive-time legal justice instructor and system coordinator inside of WNC’s Professional and Utilized Technological innovation Division.
Sly is not new to WNC, obtaining labored at the faculty since 2014 in guidance of grant-funded, job-placement courses and also educating legal justice coursework.
In 2013, Sly retired as a main probation officer, next a 29-year occupation in regulation enforcement, corrections, neighborhood corrections and the courts. Sly relates that his job knowledge in lots of places of the criminal justice method, which include Air Force law enforcement, California Highway Patrol, juvenile and adult probation providers, and the courts, will assistance his goal to aid students in determining which component of the technique will best fulfill their particular person desires and pursuits.
“I get pleasure from supporting learners put together for the interesting and satisfying professions that await perfectly-well prepared learners when they finish their college experiments,” Sly mentioned.
Students studying prison justice at WNC can earn Certificates of Accomplishment, an Affiliate of Utilized Science Diploma or an Associate of Arts Diploma-Legal Justice major pathway, foremost to a transfer to the college amount to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Pupils could review on campus or through on the web mastering as they full their instructional aims. Coursework consists of reports in policing, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile justice, investigations, criminal regulation/procedure, evidence, courts and criminology.
“College studies are critical in making ready college students to meet the upcoming requirements throughout the procedure, both equally at the entry level and afterwards on promotion to stages of management,” Sly explained.
Sly will be assisted by an seasoned pool of criminal justice adjunct Instructors who he describes as very effective in getting ready tomorrow’s leaders in the criminal justice technique.
“These felony justice Instructors come from all places across the technique, which include police/sheriff, corrections, juvenile probation products and services, attorneys, courts and rehabilitation companies,” Sly stated. “Each scholar is uncovered to instruction and knowledge-centered mastering supported by this vast level of experience as they finish the diploma plans.”
Sly reviews that learners frequently inform him of the relevance they position on having instructors who are or have actually labored during the technique. Each and every of WNC’s CRJ Instructors meet these standards.
Sly is constructing a group-huge collaborative workforce of method companions, local community leaders and learners — each giving input to layout of curriculum, spots of instruction and connecting pupils with companies needing qualified applicants.
“The CRJ software at WNC contains chances for college students to entire internships in corrections, juvenile products and services, and Parole and Probation,” Sly reported. “There are also regulation enforcement-similar encounters like tours and ride along possibilities.”
In the past 10 months, Sly has fulfilled with Northern Nevada CRJ method agencies, regional large faculties and 1,350 superior university learners, gaining important enter to assistance the application.
For the Fall 2022 semester, Sly programs to initiate “CRJ Connections,” a new scholar association at WNC that will endorse events connecting legal justice learners during the campus with CRJ businesses during the area.
For details about the Felony Justice Plan at WNC, contact Sly at [email protected] or check out Western Nevada School CRJ at https://www.wnc.edu/locations/prison-law/.