“...especially useful considering my dream is to become a probation officer”
Erica Ocker, Class of 2014
Hometown: Lake City, Iowa
Majors: Criminology/Criminal Justice and Psychology
Internship: North Central Correctional Facility (NCCF) in Rockwell City, Iowa.
"My internship was an eye-opening experience. I worked alongside a correctional counselor who assisted inmates in paving their paths to freedom. We assisted inmates in finding housing after they were released and we designed classes that taught them how to change their way of thinking, manage their anger, and find job opportunities. The internship taught me many things that are required of parole and probation officers, which was especially useful considering my dream is to become a probation officer and help people become productive members of society."
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