Criminal Justice Association
Met with Criminal Justice Association (CJA) president and all members
Stressed the potential to move membership from fun activities to community humanitarian initiatives
Introduced to CJA and members the need to establish a constitution and by-laws as well as mission statement.
Assisted CJA members in developing and approving a mission statement
The Illinois Valley Community College Criminal Justice Association shall provide all interested students the opportunity to explore the criminal justice profession through activities that build an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system through establishing comradery, ethical standards beyond reproach and that all voices are equal. Diversity of all persons and perspectives shall be supported through unquestionable respect and humanitarian efforts that promote the mission of the CJA within the IVCC community as well as our communities served.
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and instructor Kevin Hermes said:
"The students of the IVCC CJA are exceptional! Everyone came together to provide children a wonderful and memorable Christmas. These honorable and noble future criminal justice professionals should be very proud of themselves; I am proud to be their instructor.”
CJA donated money
to continue the investigation into the identity of LaSalle County coroner case Jane Doe
Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office stated:
"Illinois Valley Community College Criminal Justice Association members recently purchased $544 in toys at Walmart in Peru for the Christmas 4 Kids Toy Drive.
The drive is led by La Salle County Deputy Sheriff Felecia Rasmussen;
toys will be distributed to La Salle County families."
In February 2019, CTC 124, the IVCC CJA sponsored a presentation by MADD guest speaker Frank Pancoe
regarding an internship program.