Sarah Junkins is a Cedar Cliff High School graduate, who attended CPAVTS at part of the Criminal Justice program.

She was invited to CPAVTS, as an Alumni guest speaker for the Criminal Justice program. 

Although she attended CPAVTS under instruction from our retired CJ Teacher, Mr. Page, she joined the Occupational Advisory Committee for CJ under Mr. Shannon’s new instructor regime.

Sarah was gracious enough to take a moment and fill us in on her exciting career advancement since graduating CPAVTS. 


Describe the company or industry in which you currently work.

“I work for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, specifically in the Victim Services Division.”


What is your job title and what do you do?

“I am a Crime Victim Advocate. I assist victims through the criminal justice system.”


What other employment have you had related to your program areas at CPAVTS?

I haven’t had any other employment. I interned while I was in college, and that turned into a job with the DA’s Office.”


What additional education and training did you receive after leaving CPAVTS?

“I obtained a four year degree at Penn State University. I also received lots of training within the DA’s Office, in the areas of Homicide and Special Victims Training."


How was Cumberland Perry different than your regular high school?

“The school appealed to my interests and needs, outside of my home school.”


How has you industry changed since your time at Cumberland Perry?

“There has been an increase in computer use!  Ability to use computer programs to process information.”


What is your favorite CPAVTS memory?

“Becoming Chief of my Criminal Justice class all of my senior year.”