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In Brief: Careers in Justice

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic.

This handout provides descriptions of 39 different justice sector careers, including information on what the career involves, how to pursue the career and where a person in that career might work. Each description has been prepared with the assistance of professionals in all 39 careers.  The related classroom activities encourage students to develop strategies and skills for pursuing their desired career with a focus on understanding the various educational pathways available for careers in justice. Students are also provided with an overview on how to apply for a career in the justice sector, including a cover letter overview and sample letter.

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