College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Sarah Messer

Class of 2012

Current position:

Program Manager with Sentinel Offender Services

Selected accomplishments since graduation:

Masters in Public Administration, CSU, Chico – Graduation with Distinction


  • Patten, R., La Rue, E., Caudill, J., Thomas, M., and Messer, S. (2016). Come and knock on our door: perspectives on home visits through ecological theory. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, online release: DOI: 10.1177/0306624X16653741
  • Messer, S., Patten, R., and Candela, K. (2016). Drug courts and the facilitation of turning points: An expansion of life course theory. Contemporary Drug Problems, 43(1), 6-24.
  • Patten, R., Messer, S., and Candela, K. (2015). ‘I don’t see myself as prison material’: Motivations for entering a rural drug court. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative
  • Criminology, 59(11), 1188-1202.

Sarah’s assessment of her CSU, Chico education:

"The Criminal Justice program at Chico State provided me with multitudinous opportunities, one of which was an internship which led directly to my employment with the Butte County Sheriff's Office. I have a career I love where I get to help people and apply the concepts I learned as a student." 

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