Curriculum Guideline

Youth Justice (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPYJW
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Youth Justice
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Youth Justice Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201930
End Term
Not Specified
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
  • Successful participation in a formal selection process to determine suitability and program readiness 
  • Successful completion of 60 hours paid or volunteer experience in an approved setting
  • Criminal Record Search (CRS) - Information to be provided by the Office of the Registrar after successful completion of above requirements
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

CRIM 1100

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3.00

YJWD 1100

Personal and Professional Issues For The Youth Justice Worker

3.00

CFCS 2432

Understanding Aboriginal Perspectives And Experiences

3.00

CYCC 1220

Counselling & Relationship Building With Children And Youth

3.00

YJWD 1240

Youth Justice: Practicum I

4.50

CRIM 1150

Introduction to Criminology

3.00

CRIM 1160

The Canadian Legal System

3.00

CRIM 1170

Introduction to Corrections

3.00

CFCS 1130

Change and Development Lifespan

3.00

CFCS 1260

Continuum of Substance Use

3.00

CRIM 2251

Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

3.00

CRIM 2253

Youth, Crime and Law

3.00

CRIM 2260

Criminal Law

3.00

CFCS 2333

Change and Development: Families

3.00

CYCC 2360

Mental Health In Childhood & Adolescence

3.00

CYCC 2460

Family Violence and Abuse

3.00

YJWD 2300

Group Dynamics and Activity Planning For The Youth Justice Worker

3.00

YJWD 2240

Youth Justice: Practicum II

4.50

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

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

 

60.00

Learning Outcomes

Our mission is to develop reflective, ethical, and effective youth justice workers, who are empathic, self-aware, relational, and demonstrate strong critical thinking skills to navigate the complex and dynamic responsibilities of youth work.

In order to prepare students to work in the field of youth justice and/or to continue with related educational opportunities, upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Illustrate self-awareness and apply personal and professional values to ethical and effective practice.

 

  • Demonstrate interpersonal relational skills, sensitivity, and openness to the experiences and perspectives of others.

 

  • Apply critical thinking skills to allow for purposeful and intentional practice in novel and complex situations. 

 

  • Actively integrate learning into practice and demonstrate curiosity and commitment to ongoing learning and development.