The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to attend “Women in Criminal Justice,” a free public seminar and panel discussion aimed at encouraging women to explore careers traditionally held by men. The event will be held at Elizabeth campus of Union County College, in Room 517 K of the Kellogg Building, located at 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, on Wednesday, October 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The event is a collaboration between the Union County Office on Women and Union County College.

“The field of criminal justice provides many opportunities to contribute to civic life, in addition to achieving financial stability and economic independence,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Students, working women, and women seeking employment are all encouraged to attend.”

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The panelists include Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Chief of Detectives Vincent G. Gagliardi, and eight women who currently hold the rank of Detective, Sergeant, and Sheriff’s Officer in Union County.

The panelists will review different types of career paths in the criminal justice field, and provide attendees with information on the qualifications and background involved in each field.

A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.

Women in Criminal Justice is a free event but pre-registration is required online at ucnj.org/women.

For more information contact Jennifer Erdos, Coordinator, Union County Office on Women, jerdos@ucnj.org or 908-527-4216.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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