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Welcome to Dr. Janis Cavanaugh's
Wonderful World of Forensic Science

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My goal is to help students reach their
educational and career goals through education, hard work, and perseverance. From my early career as one of the first women on patrol in El Monte, CA to my stint as Chief of Rowland Unified School District Police, I've learned first hand the importance of integrity under fire and the value of lifelong educational pursuits. Join me for exciting new classes at East Los Angeles College.

We welcome students of every level to classes such as Criminalistics I and II, Criminal Investigation, Report Writing, Community Relations, Administration of Justice. Many of these classes are now offered online and in the classroom.

View the videos about Forensic Science at ELAC here: Part One and Part Two

Enthusiastic, energetic, and knowledgeable faculty will assist and guide you every step of the way. ELAC uses its contacts and resources with leading criminal justice professionals to make sure our graduates are among the best-prepared and well-educated applicants for jobs in the criminal justice system.


National Institute of Justice
Forensic Training

NIJ sponsors a variety of courses, both online and in a classroom, for criminal justice professionals.