The club, led by student leaders Joe Varela and Josh Mayes, club president and vice president, respectively, as well as its advisor, Claudine DeCarolis, received the donation for the organization after students in attendance shared their internship experiences from the past year.
Many internship supervisors also were in attendance. In total, AJS internships were completed at 11 organizations, including:
- Pinal County Attorney’s Office
- Casa Grande Alliance
- Casa Grande Police Department/Investigation and Forensic Division
- Pinal County Juvenile Probation
- Pinal County Adult Probation
- Pinal County Juvenile Court
- Pinal County Superior Court
- Pinal County Victim Advocate Service
- Florence Police Department/Forensic Division
- Maricopa Police Department
- CAC Police Department
In addition, the Pinal County Sheriff and Attorney’s offices donated scholarships to the CAC AJS program.
“When my generation is gone and you guys are in charge,” Sheriff Babeu said to the students in attendance, “our country will be left in your hands. You guys are here because you have a passion for this. It is with great enthusiasm that I present this donation.”
CAC’s AJS program provides education and training for professional careers in law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, the judiciary and juvenile social work. Students may earn an A.A.S. degree in administration of justice from CAC.