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Antonio Nesbitt

Antonio Nesbitt earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement Administration in 2013. "The most important lesson Lasell gave me was how to manage priorities and really evaluate how you spend your time."

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My name is Antonio Nesbitt. I graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's in criminal justice and a minor in psychology. I was interested in criminal justice after I had been exposed to TV shows growing up. But as I went to Lasell, my stance shifted a little bit into more of the rehabilitation and prevention.

The Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative was enacted in 2014. The main goals of that initiative was to maximize cost savings and reinvesting that money that you're saving back into the community and back into programs and rehabilitation efforts that we know work based on research. Instead of reacting to people's crimes, why not give them a helping hand, rehabilitate them, or target things that we know make people do bad things? Why can't we target those at the beginning rather than waiting for them to do those at the end?

We are making an impact because President Obama did make October Juvenile Justice Awareness Month. So nationally, our impact has been recognized in terms of recognizing our organization as some of the proprietors of making that happen. Lasell, once you graduate from there, you can feel that you've been prepared to do anything. Just know that there's no right or wrong way to do that, no right or wrong way to find that and go on a path that may not look right to someone else. But as long as it's right for you, that's all that matters. My name is Antonio Nesbitt, and this is my life after Lasell.

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