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Criminal Justice Student Profiles

Reece Sharron, Class of ’24

  • Criminal justice major, psychology minor

“After completing my bachelor’s degree, I plan to take a year off before turning to graduate school to get my master’s in forensic psychology.

“During the summer of 2022, I took on an internship with the Behavioral Health Services North (BHSN) STOP Domestic Violence (STOP DV) program. Shortly after my internship ended, a position opened up within the program, allowing me to take on a full-time position as the children’s service coordinator and as a victim advocate. With my time working and interning at STOP DV, I have had the opportunity to host a vigil for my mom’s best friend who recently lost her life to domestic violence, along with educating the community through tabling at events, presentations with children and adults and reading hours with young children. I’ve also had the opportunity to assist countless survivors of domestic violence with their family court petition and providing criminal justice advocacy and accompaniment with law enforcement, lawyers and the courts.

“I decided to take this position while being a student at SUNY Plattsburgh because it allows me to see what I’m learning in real life situations, along with allowing me to get my foot in the door of the criminal justice world. Not only that, but this job gives me the ability to help victims and survivors of crime which is the reason I originally chose criminal justice as my major. Outside of being a part-time student and full-time employee, I have a 1.5 year old who keeps me quite busy but continues to push me to reach for my goals in the professional and personal worlds.”

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