2 Year - Undergraduate Diploma
If you’re passionate about law and justice and want to help at-risk and high-risk client groups in both community and institutional settings, the Community and Justice Services program is your path to an exciting career. This program blends corrections theory with practical experiences building your skills and confidence. You begin college immersed in a two-night, three-day field trip experience of Indigenous ways of knowing. This unique one-of-a-kind experience takes you on a journey of self-discovery, perspective taking, and community building and challenges you to bring your strengths and grow into your skills as you trust the process and challenge yourself by choice. The foundational teachings in this field trip grow your understanding of self-care strategies and support your knowledge of healing/rehabilitation practices. Every semester, we bring you to the field or the field experts to you with numerous guest speakers currently employed in the field who will share their tips, stories, and an outstanding breadth of knowledge. Our experienced and dedicated faculty are practiced in experiential, applied, service, and student as partner learning. You will acquire public safety skills and learn to secure staff and clients in institutional, residential, community correction and group home settings. You will learn how to help clients across the continuum of the justice system with an emphasis on corrections, intervention in a trauma informed lens, and reintegration. You will train in the legal aspects of crime and behaviour, security measures and techniques including interviewing and intervention skills for young offenders, adult offenders and victims. You will identify and examine issues of diversity and inclusivity related to unique populations in community and justice services and corrections. Understand issues related to female and Indigenous offenders, addiction, group dynamics, behaviour management and victims within the criminal justice system. The Justice Scenario room at Cambrian College is a unique learning space where faculty will involve students in simulations to hone skills and test competencies in a realistic setting using state of the art technology such as body cams and CCTV pan and tilts cameras to mimic the field. Our concentrated focus on practical application includes: therapeutic intervention and security communication and rapport building de-escalation and conflict resolution program development and facilitation report writing and case management Your college experience is capped off with a 10-week, 350-hour field placement follow by specialized professional development training in self-defense, suicide intervention, and interprofessional collaborative practices. These specialized trainings round out your skill set creating confidence and readiness for an exciting career in community and justice services.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including: Any grade 12 English (C) or (U) Recommended: Any law class Computer competency in relevant software
Tuition Fees mentioned above is an approximate value from the college website. Exact tuition will be mentioned in your Letter of Acceptance from the institute. For accurate Admission requirements visit college/university program page.