Criminal Justice Student Attends Top Correctional Conference

Joseph TraylorJoseph Traylor, who plans to graduate in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, recently received a scholarship from the American Correctional Association (ACA) to attend the 2018 winter conference as a student representative. Traylor was nominated by Southeastern criminal justice instructor Frank Tridico. Joseph is a star criminal justice student. He holds a 3.678 GPA and is currently serving in an internship with Louisiana State Probation and Parole in Covington, LA.

The annual ACA winter conference, held in January 2019 in New Orleans, consists of multiple correctional agencies and organizations from across the United States who come together to promote and provide information about themselves and the correctional field. In addition to correctional agencies, a plethora of security, medical care, and weapon distributors also provide workshops and other activities. Each conference features different guest speakers, and this year’s speaker was President Donald J. Trump, who, according to Traylor, spoke primarily about border security and the proposed U.S./Mexican border wall.

After graduation, Traylor plans to apply for a federal law enforcement position with either the U.S. Wildlife and Fisheries agency or the F.B.I. Traylor believes the information he gained from the conference will help him in his future endeavors. Traylor also believes the scholarship, and his conference attendance, will be a beneficial asset to his resume.