I've been in IT since 1982 - COBOL/CICS programmer, IMS/DL1 DBA, Oracle/Unix DBA, some SQL Server. My team was recently outsourced and my position terminated. I'm a 1958 Baby; I thought about taking cybersecurity or Python or other classes in currently hot areas in IT, but I find I just don't want to.
I signed up for classes in Criminal Justice at a local community college, and I really like and am interested in the subject. I've also mentored three women at the California Institution for Women (CIW), Corona from 2000-2019 (the 3rd woman was released) - I'd write and visit several times a month. I felt comfortable being at the prison, and mentoring the women
Is it possible to switch to Criminal Justice at this point? I'd like to help women coming out of prison reintegrate into society and become contributing members. I'm wondering if I would be too old be a parole/probation officer, or perhaps I should get with an organization that helps inmates (I could even support their database ;-))