Candy Ritchey

Candy Ritchey

KPWE Mentor


Candace Richey - Instructor, pursuing Master's in Counseling and Human Services

Candace is an adjunct instructor at Colorado State University Pueblo and teaches sociological theory, criminology, victimology and criminal justice courses. Previous teaching experience was in Los Angeles where she specialized with students that were affiliated or members of Los Angeles gangs and as parole or probations conditions, students were required to obtain their General Education Diploma.

Candace relocated from Los Angeles, CA in January of 2010 where she also worked as Director of Operations with a mobile tactile training team consisting of members from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science from California State University Los Angeles in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

On November 27, 2015, Candace was a victim advocate with CSPD and responded to the Planned Parenthood shooting where she advocated for a shooting victim. It was this tragic event that Candace realized she wanted to do more by becoming a resource for victims of violence instead of referring them to local resources. As a result, she enrolled in the College of Education and is working on a Master’s in Counseling and Human Services with an addictions emphasis and will graduate in May of 2018.

Upon graduation, Candace plans on specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, victims of crime, and those suffering from substance abuse.