Matteo sets sights on changing the criminal justice system

Matteo Pivetta's understanding of the criminal justice system in Canada got turned on its head after starting in the Criminal Justice program at Camosun.

Matteo Pivetta on stairs at Lansdowne

“Before I started the program, I knew a little about the justice system but the program has given me a better grasp of it,” says Matteo. “It’s changed my thinking as I’ve got a better understanding of legislation and the process of the justice system.”

The teachers all bring a wealth of knowledge to the subject areas.

With this knowledge, he has set his sights on making changes to the system from within. “The big thing I would like to change would be addressing the over-representation of indigenous people in the criminal justice system,” says Matteo. The program instructors are there to help along the way. “The teachers all bring a wealth of knowledge to the subject areas, says Matteo. “They’re willing to help you with any questions you may have.” 

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5 students having a round table discussion

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