Commitment to Help People Drives Hannah Lambert
Cashion's Hannah Lambert has been captivated by law enforcement for most of her life, and sees it as a way how she can help people.
"Even if you don't know exactly what you want to go into in the future, the things you are enabled to do here are skills you can take with you out in the world, and everyone works together so there’s a sense of community."
Cashion junior Hannah Lambert recalls that her passion for criminal justice most likely started when she was quite young, watching TV. She was fascinated by the way law enforcement officers were shown preventing and solving crimes, while also helping people along the way.
As she got older, she started thinking ahead and looking at how many different career options there were and their availability, which motivated her to enroll in Francis Tuttle’s Criminal Justice program. She’s nearly completed her first year, and has already fixed her sights on attending college. She is undecided on which path to take, but as a high school junior, is leaning toward psychology or forensic science, among others.
The criminal justice program includes some regimented procedures, but has not been as strict as she thought it might be. She credits the camaraderie of all the students, who are there with similar interests. "There's an element of fun while we learn about law enforcement and the criminal justice profession together." She added that instructor, Jonathan Wells, “…is not only a great resource, but also the type of person that is happy to work with you regardless of your shortcomings.”
Hannah says that she has always been self-driven, and wants to help people. She would tell others who may be considering the Criminal Justice program that "Even if you don't know exactly what you want to go into in the future, the things you are enabled to do here are skills you can take with you out in the world, and everyone works together so there’s a sense of community."