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PFI Practicum in Youth Justice

CF cohort 3

Cohort 3 Pinkerton Fellows and staff

Pinkerton Community Fellows learn from top John Jay College of Criminal Justice faculty as well as prominent leaders within in the New York community. Fellows’ experiences in the field will be contextualized by the content and analysis contained in the UGR390 (Upper level undergraduate course in Sociology). The course’s instructors are Kevin Barnes-Ceeney and Ma’at Lewis.

The content of the course will expose the community fellows to various aspects of youth justice, including the needs of the criminal justice involved youth population, interventions aimed at this group, and the organizational management and the policy context in community abased organizations attempt to ameliorate challenges, advocate for, and provide service to these youth.


  • The academic assignments are specifically designed with the intent to enrich the learning experience throughout the fellowship.
  • Student will be able to articulate and apply principles regarding prisoner reentry learned in and outside of the classroom.
  • Student will complete assignments that encourage in-depth reflection of the internship experience.
  • Student will gain self-understanding, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.
  • Student will develop professional work competencies.
  • Student will explore career options, and gain general work experience.