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Katya Shkurkin

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Katya Shkurkin, director

Internship sites - corrections/juvenile

Department overviewCommunication studies (M., m.) Community services (M.)Community services and social work internshipsCriminal justice (M., m.)Legal studies (m.)Social justice (m.)Social work (M.)Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (M., m.)Women's studies (m.)Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series

Oak Ridge Community Facility
8701 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Tacoma, WA 98498

Supervisor: Stacey Dilg

Environment: Transition programs for juvenile offenders and juveniles coming out of Western State Hospital; operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Focus is on Mental Health issues and vocational education.

Duties: To interact with staff and residents, carry a small caseload, participate in group counseling activities and update case management files.

Note: This is dated information, but they have had Saint Martin's students as interns in the recent past.

Regional Correctional Facility
Department of the Army
P.O Box 33-9536
Fort Lewis, WA 98433-9536

Supervisor: Capt. David Sensiba

Responsibilities: Work within the military corrections facilities in the Mental Health Branch. You will learn assessment skills, intake, group work especially around anger management and chemical dependency.

Environment: Within correctional facilities, on the Fort Lewis grounds. Regular government type of offices. Helpful and friendly staff.

Note: It is especially helpful if intern has had previous military experience. Also note that this information is dated, though they have taken Saint Martin’s students in the past.

Remann Hall Alcohol and Drug Development Program
Pierce County Juvenile Court

5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406

Supervisor: Lin Spellman (volunteer services)

Environment: Juvenile court program, operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It is also a detention center for youth at risk, child abuse victims, and juvenile offenders.

Duties: There are 35 jobs available. Interns will work in a group setting with incarcerated juveniles who are receiving treatment for substance abuse. Assist staff with intake and assessment of youth.

Thurston County Juvenile Court
2801 32nd Ave. SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Contact: Mike Fenton

Duties: Work in the Probation department assisting probation staff (will be assigned to staff) with various duties. Interact with juvenile offenders on a one to one basis, learn about the facility in terms of safety precautions, maintain case management files and supervise youth activities. Will work with interns on a limited basis because they get interns from other colleges as well as St. Martin's University.

Note: Connected to the following site.

Thurston County Juvenile Detention
2801 32nd Ave. SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Mailing address: 2000 Lake Ridge Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Supervisor: Mark Tips

Environment: Lock up for juvenile offenders; operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Duties: Assist staff with filling out intake booking reports and monitor youth’s performance while awaiting court hearings and sentencing. Duties will include assisting with detention, not probation duties.

Note: Connected to the previous site.

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