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Assistant Prosecutor Speaks to Students in Law and Public Service Magnet Program

Students in the Law and Public Service Magnet Program recently heard from Assistant Prosecutor Tom Fitcher of the Monmouth County Special Victims Bureau. He explained that working in his department brings people with a diversity of backgrounds together including law enforcement and mental health associates. After presenting on some of the laws pertaining to his area of focus, students asked questions to expand upon what they have been learning.

The Law and Public Service Magnet Program at Colts Neck High School is a rigorous program geared toward highly motivated students with demonstrated interests and abilities in history, politics, government, law, volunteerism and leadership. Students enrolled in the program enhance their problem-solving, critical thinking, reading, and writing, oral communication, research, and organization skills. The values of citizenship, justice, and service serve as the foundation for academic study. Students study history as it relates to the development of the United States and the evolution of world societies and governments. They also explore political thought, ethical philosophy, and leadership theory. Skills and knowledge are enhanced by active service learning experiences, volunteerism and public service on the school, local, state and national levels. Students in the program have guest speakers visit throughout the school year and explore career opportunities during externships in government offices, volunteer agencies and law-related institutions their senior year.

Assistant Prosecutor Tom Fichter speaks with students