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Fairbank, Jodie, BS, MA

Fairbank, Jodie, BS, MA

Fairbank, Jodie, BS, MA

Assistant Professor School of Legal Studies

Contact Information:

Husson University
299 Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7012 Phone: Fax: Email: fairbankj@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Professor Fairbank received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Juvenile Justice from Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. She also has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University. She has completed certificates from American Military University in Cybersecurity, Corrections Management and most recently Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her PhD from Nova Southeastern University in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Juvenile Justice.

Professor Fairbank began her career in Florida where she worked with a pilot diversion program for juveniles. This program incorporated counseling, community service, drug testing, and class for parents, restorative justice conferencing, and an opportunity to see inside a prison facility for first time non-violent offenders. From there she was a juvenile drug court case manager for the State of Maine. These offenders had an extensive history in the system and were offered the opportunity to be in a yearlong program that included a weekly meeting in the courtroom where there progress would reported to the judge.

Professor Fairbank served in the military for eight years with tours in Iraq with the 95th Military Police Battalion and with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade in partnership with the NSA to Africa. She became a United States Army Staff Sergeant. Upon completion of her enlistment she returned to her home state of Maine and worked as a Child Support Enforcement Agent for the Department of Health and Human Services. While employed by Husson University she has been a founder of a program that allows students to work with individuals that are currently on probation.

Professional Statement

Having spent eight years in the military I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world and have the experience of working with many cultures performing different jobs. I have worked with the Military Police and with Military Intelligence which offered very diverse perspectives.  Before the military I spent time working with juveniles in the justice system. I was a case manager for a diversion program for the state of Florida. I also had the opportunity to be a case manager for the state of Maine Juvenile Drug Court. I believe that given the opportunity to work with offenders at the juvenile age offers a great chance to make a difference to the individual which in turn can be relief to the corrections system. It is imperative that people who have a passion for the law enter this field they are the ones that will make a difference.