Faculty & Staff SpotlightJanina Cich

Janina Cich

Criminal Justice Program Director | Professor of Criminal Justice & Forensic Behavior Health

Janina Cich, MA is the Criminal Justice Program Director in the Department of Human Services; College of Humanities and Social Science at Concordia University, St. Paul. Janina is a retired law enforcement officer with two decades of Criminal Justice experience. Since 2003, Janina is a professor of criminal justice & forensic behavioral health programs, POST Skills instructor at local colleges and universities, and a frequent lecturer. She conducts crisis intervention training for law enforcement and mental health practitioners. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). She has co-authored several criminal justice and forensic mental health articles and serves as a peer-review member of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and associate editor of the Journal of Special Populations (JSP). Janina is a board member of the Fraser Mental Health Advisory Team, MN Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) focus group, MNCIT Advisory Board, and Midwest Alliance on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (MASBS).

Academic Focus:

CSP’s criminal justice program focuses on academic balance in practical experience, an expanded academic wisdom in the fields of human services and criminal justice and (informal/formal) leadership applications relating to their profession and career desires.