January 8, 2013
My educational goals have become my personal goals in the past few months. I decided a little while ago that I was going to pursue a criminal justice degree due to some few bad incidents in my life. I have decided to turn my anger and hatred from being sexually assaulted into a personal goal to help at least one special victim during my career. A personal goal I have is to graduate from college with a Criminal Justice degree. I want to graduate from college with this degree to be able to go further in my future career. With this degree I can do more specialized jobs as a cop or detective than someone who did not attain this degree. I want to join the Police Academy and become a Special Victims Detective to help victims that have been sexually assaulted. When I was a little girl my cousin raped me. I never reported it to the police because I was so terrified. A few years later I was raped again by my best friends brother. I thought for the longest time there was something wrong with me. I felt like it was my fault. After years of trying to forget about the rapes, I was finally putting my life back together. I wanted to move on and forget everything happened. At the age of sixteen, my step dad tried to molest me. I contacted the police and told them what happened. They really did not do anything like they should have, so I decided to contact Child Protective Services, (CPS). The woman who took my case found it fit to remove me from the home and place me in my dads custody. I thought the nightmares were over and I could move on with my life. On July 15, 2012 my ex-boyfriend raped me. I went to the police and filed a report against him. Detective Alonzo, the case officer, took my report and talked to me a few times. He sent my case to the District Attorney’s office and told me that it would be taken care of. I waited for almost a month and I had not heard anything from him, so I went...