Today, for our third installment in our Summer in a Safe City Campaign (#NYCSafeSummer) grantee highlights, we want to introduce another one of our grantees, John Jay College of Criminal Justice!
Each year, through the John A. Reisenbach Master’s Scholarships, the Foundation fund tuitions for exceptional John Jay students pursuing master’s degrees in Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, and Forensic Mental Health Counseling. The students must commit to spending five years after graduation in a public service position in New York City. Since 1991, there have been more than 40 Reisenbach Scholars have.
John Vaccaro (‘15) is a former recipient of the scholarship who graduated with a Master’s of Science in Forensic Psychology. His interest in the psychology of the criminal mind as a young teenager evolved into a passion to understand and rehabilitate repeat offenders and prevent violence in the community. Post graduation, John works as a Forensic Intensive Case Manager at EAC Network– a nonprofit human service agency with over 70 programs.
Your donation to our Summer in a Safe City Campaign helps students like John Vaccaro attain the education that enables them to support safety and quality of life in New York City. Click here to donate!