Curriculum Guideline

Youth Justice

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPYJW
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Youth Justice
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Youth Justice Work Dipl
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201630
End Term
201920
Credential
Diploma in Youth Justice
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements
  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Meet the minimum age requirement of 19 years by November 1st of the first semester.
  • Successfully participate in a formal orientation and selection process to determine suitability and readiness for training. Suitability is determined on the basis of an overview of an applicant's emotional stability, physical health, formal education, the ability to work in a team setting and life experience.
  • Criminal Record Search (CRS) - Information to be provided by the Office of the Registrar.
  • A medical declaration indicating a satisfactory level of physical and emotional health. The workload of the programs and the close contact with individuals in practical settings require students to be in good mental and physical health. Medical declarations are valid for one year.
  • Successful completion of 60 hours paid or volunteer experience in an approved setting.
  • Applicants are contacted by the Registrar's Office and advised of the program orientation meeting at which the dates for the screening process are confirmed. Attendance at both the orientation and screening process meetings is mandatory.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Program Requirements:

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Semester I

CRIM 1100

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3.00

YJWD 1100

Personal and Professional Issues For The Youth Justice Worker

3.00

YJWD 1200

Behavioral Intervention Strategies For The Youth Justice Worker

1.50

YJWD 1220

Counselling Skills for Youth Justice Workers

3.00

YJWD 1240

Youth Justice Worker: Practicum I

4.50

Semester I Credits

 

15.00

Semester II

 

 

CFCS 1130

Change and Development Lifespan

3.00

CRIM 1150

Introduction to Criminology

3.00

CRIM 1160

The Canadian Legal System

3.00

CRIM 1170

Introduction to Corrections

3.00

Select one course from the following 3 options:

 

CMNS 1110

Workplace Writing for Child, Family and Community Studies

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

Semester II Credits

 

15.00

Semester III

 

 

CFCS 1260

Community Practice: Addictions

3.00

CRIM 2253

Youth, Crime and Law

3.00

CRIM 2260

Criminal Law

3.00

YJWD 2300

Group Dynamics and Activity Planning For The Youth Justice Worker

3.00

Semester III Credits

 

15.00

Semester IV

 

 

CFCS 2333

Change and Development: Families

3.00

CRIM 2251

Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

3.00

YJWD 2460

Family Violence and Abuse

3.00

YJWD 2340

Youth Justice Worker: Practicum II

6.00

YJWD 2463

Community Practice: Mental Health for the Youth Justice Worker

3.00

Semester IV Credits

 

15.00

Total Program Credits

 

60.00