Ryan Labrecque began his criminal justice career as a Corrections Officer at a New Hampshire State Prison after completing his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He later accepted a position as a Mental Health Clinician at a county jail. Several promotions later, and working in the roles of a Juvenile Program Specialist at a youth detention center, a Social Worker at a state prison, and teaching a variety of courses in Criminal Justice at a local community college, Ryan established himself as a Drug Court Probation and Parole Officer with the State of Maine.
While attending a Department of Corrections conference in Maine, he met UC professor Dr. Paula Smith, who told him more about the University of Cincinnati’s online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
“When I investigated the program further, I realized it was right up my alley. Every course was applicable in my current role as a Probation and Parole Officer. I was able to incorporate some of the evidenced-based practices in my everyday work and apply my own experience to my coursework.”
“I would definitely recommend this program to anyone in the Criminal Justice field.”
— Ryan Labrecque, 2010 Graduate