Program Description

Learn intervention, protection and rehabilitation skills to help victims of crime, at-risk youth and incarcerated adult offenders.

This program teaches students intervention, protection and rehabilitation techniques to inspire change in at-risk youth and incarcerated adult offenders. The program focus on both community and the institutional sectors of the criminal justice system, working toward the rehabilitation of those in conflict with the law. Students will train in the legal aspects of crime and behaviour, security measures and techniques and interview and intervention skills for young offenders, adult offenders, and victims. Intervening with clients, students will address and access problems to constructively manage behavioural change. Fitness and emergency management skills will be developed in a licensed testing facility, on campus, to corrections industry standards. Students will develop case management, counselling, assessment and report writing skills that build positive client/worker interactions and relationships. 

Accrediting Institution: Mohawk College

*If you are a Six Nations band member, the deadline for funding from GRPSEO is May 1st. Please make sure your application to the program and to the funding agency are both complete by the May 1st deadline.

Admission Requirements: 

OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including: 

  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Law and/or Community and Justice Services courses recommended
  • Additional selection criteria may apply
  • A recent Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program
  • Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)
Career Paths: 
  • Supervisors in Correctional Facilities
  • First Line Respond Officers in prison/jail
  • Work with offenders and other high-risk client groups toward rehabilitation post incarceration
  • Work with local school boards, youth workers, mentors and peer reconciliation aides and agencies serving victims