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  • Objectives
    The Youth Justice Diploma Program prepares graduates to work with youth in a variety of settings and roles within the youth justice system. Program courses integrate theory with practical skills aimed at preparing the graduate to effectively assist youth in the justice system.
  • Academic Title
    Youth Justice Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester I
    Course     Title     Credits

    • YJWD 1100     Personal and Professional Issues For The Youth Justice Worker     3
    • CRIM 1100     Introduction to the Criminal Justice System     3
    • YJWD 1220     Counselling Skills for Youth Justice Workers     3
    • YJWD 1200     Behavioral Intervention Strategies For The Youth Justice Worker     1.5
    • YJWD 1240     Youth Justice Worker: Practicum I     4.5
                15

    Semester II

    • CFCS 1130     Change and Development Lifespan     3
    • CRIM 1150     Introduction to Criminology     3
    • CRIM 1170     Introduction to Corrections     3
    • CRIM 1160     The Canadian Legal System     3
    • ENGL 1130 or     Academic Writing     3
    • CMNS 1115 or     Practical Writing     3
    • CMNS 1110     Workplace Writing for Child, Family and Community Studies     3
                15

    Semester III

    • YJWD 2300     Group Dynamics and Activity Planning For The Youth Justice Worker     3
    • CRIM 2251     Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behavior     3
    • CRIM 2253     Youth, Crime and Law     3
    • CFCS 2460     Community Practice: Abuse     3
    • YJWD 2463     Community Practice: Mental Health for the Youth Justice Worker     3
                15

    Semester IV

    • CFCS 2333     Change and Development: Families     3
    • CRIM 2260     Criminal Law     3
    • CFCS 1260     Community Practice: Addictions     3
    • YJWD 2340     Youth Justice Worker: Practicum II     6
                15

    Total credits for diploma     60

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