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Community and Justice Services Diploma - 286/288

Program overview:
START DATE: September, January
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2016, Open for January 2017
SCHOOL: Community & Urban Studies
PROGRAM NUMBER: 286 (Non Co-op), 288 (Co-op)
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus optional Co-op
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September
286 - Fennell Campus -
Non Co-op Option
Open Open Open Open
*Fast Track
288 - Fennell Campus -
Co-op Option **

Learn intervention, protection and rehabilitation techniques to inspire change in at risk youth and incarcerated adult offenders

Community and Justice Services is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program offered at Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

Students in Mohawk's Community and Justice Services program will learn to engage in the rehabilitation of youth and at risk community members through constructive relationships with clients, staff, professionals, and the community.

*Fast Track- allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

**Co-op Option - Not available with Fast Track. Optional after semester one.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on both the community and the institutional sectors of the criminal justice system working toward rehabilitation of those in conflict with the law
  • Intervene with clients to address and manage problems to constructive behaviour change
  • Obtain public protection skills, security of staff and clients in institutional, residential, and community correction and group home settings
  • Train in the legal aspects of crime and behaviour, security measures and techniques and interviewing and intervention skills for young offenders, adult offenders, and victims
  • Develop fitness and emergency management skills to Corrections industry standards in a licensed testing facility on campus
  • Explore issues related to female and native offenders, addictions, group dynamics, behaviour management
  • Consider victims and the Canadian justice system
  • Develop fitness correctional management skills in a licensed testing facility on campus
  • Explore community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures
  • Receive specialized training in areas such as correction systems enforcement, use of force and rehabilitation strategies including tactical communication
  • Examine the changing face of corrections, the reduction of recidivism, demographics and the economy and their affect on the system and its needs for well-trained corrections personnel
  • Write reports, assessments and case management, building client/worker relationships in interactions

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Learn skills in accordance with the “Transformation Agenda” meant to strengthen the corrections community in five major areas of change: offender accountability, eliminating drugs in prison, employability/employment, physical infrastructure, and eliminating statutory release.

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