Virginia Montelongo, M.S.
M.S., San José State University; San José, CA
Office: MH 508
Spring 2023 Office Hours (TBA)
About Professor Virginia Montelongo:
Virginia Montelongo is a lecturer in the Department of Justice Studies. She is a native of San Jose City, was a field worker in our "Valley of Heart's Delights," and lived with and through many of the changes that have occurred in Santa Clara County. Virginia is an alumnus of San Jose State University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice (with an emphasis on Female Offenders). She is a lecturer in the Justice Studies Department. She is also an Associate Faculty at Evergreen Valley College (EVC) in the Administration of Justice Department for the past thirteen years. While at EVC, she created the curriculum for three classes she teaches "Women and the Criminal Justice System" and “Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions.” The third class she created is “ Introduction to Public Safety Community Service Officer,” which is part of a statewide four-course Badge Certificate, “ Certificate of Achievement in Community Service Officer.” Virginia is a retired Santa Clara County Deputy Probation Officer with 29 ½ years of service. She supervised juveniles and adults in controlled environments and the community. She created and taught an 8-hour certified course, “Female Offenders,” for the Probation Department for Probation staff to gain an understanding of the gender-responsive services and needs of female offenders. Virginia also held the assignment of Court Officer in the Proposition 36 Drug Court. She gets satisfaction from teaching students how to be responsible and contribute to society. She encourages all students to use “Each One, Teach One,” an African proverb that teaches lifting each other. Her motto is “Never forget where you come from, and give back to your community.”