As more and more law enforcement agencies take a proactive approach to crime reduction, they have come to recognize the importance of legal education and social justice in order to ensure the public good. Giving underrepresented populations a voice is key to helping them overcome class barriers and advance economically and socially.
At the Monroe College School of Criminal Justice, our faculty of trained social workers, child welfare managers, and attorneys prepare graduates for success as paralegals, case managers, human rights advocates, community organizers and more. Legal and social justice graduates enter the work force with real-life problem solving capabilities and knowledge of current policies impacting communities. They are empowered to enact positive change through comprehensive education.
Critical thinking, listening and leadership are important qualities to bring to a legal and social justice career. Whether you’re working as a legal assistant for the District Attorney or as director of urban renewal, you must be able to help bring hope to the hopeless and solutions to any circumstance.
Careers in legal and social justice are growing and continuously evolving on city, state and federal levels. Following is a list of career opportunities within the field: