This program is designed for individuals with previous post-secondary education or work experience who wish to pursue a career in youth justice and interventions (see entrance requirements).
With a balanced view of justice and treatment philosophies, this challenging graduate program focuses on youth and intervention programs in our community. You learn how to put your skills into practice during your 176 hours of placement within the community.
You will learn how to work with youth in various settings including:
- Community agencies and facilities
- Educational programs
- Police services
- Restorative justice programs
Specialized skill focus on:
- Behaviour modification
- Case management
- Crisis intervention
- Grant and proposal writing
- Youth program design
You will have the opportunity to be engaged in hands-on learning, including the planning and presentation of our annual Youth Justice & Interventions Conference.
Students have the option to participate in the following professional development opportunities at a reduced cost:
- Bullying Awareness Certificate
- Mental Health First Aid certification
- Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification
- Personality types workshop
- Safe Schools Training
- Suicide Intervention certification
- Trauma Response Certificate
- Training in psychological first aid for children after natural disasters
HYBRID DELIVERY FORMAT
This program is offered in a hybrid delivery format developed in response to changing student needs and a desire for more flexible schedules. The delivery method consists of a combination of face-to-face classes, online learning, weekend workshops and field placement opportunities.
You will benefit from condensed classes during the week, weekend workshop-style classes and independent, online learning that engages all types of learners and promotes both independent learning and team collaboration.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Communicate in a professional manner.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
- Effectively prepare comprehensive reports and assessments.
- Apply the knowledge of legal issues, ethics and relevant legislation to the role of a correctional officer or youth justice worker.
- Assist in the prevention and intervention of crisis situations using effective conflict management skills.
- Explain the characteristics and apply treatment of a variety of abnormal youth behaviours.
- Apply the principles of case management in the workplace.
- Explain how legislation is applied to youth in conflict with the law.
- Describe and critique a variety of sociological theories of crime.
- Explore strategies to enable justice services to work with a community to demonstrate respect, acceptance and tolerance of diverse groups.
- Explain, understand and describe the full range of rehabilitative programs that are available to youth offenders.
- Discuss psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour.
- Use effective counseling techniques to assist clients to solve problems.
- Explain the various services offered by community support agencies.
- Implement Behaviour Management programs.