Those who want to work with juvenile offenders will need to earn a degree in juvenile justice in order to find employment in various positions within the juvenile justice systems. Being able to counsel, inform, and help change the life courses of youth who have gotten into trouble are the main reasons why people go into this field. Working in halfway homes, youth halls, detention centers, and jails, students will be able to help these offenders while they are serving their time.
Courses students will need to complete in order to earn their degree include criminal justice, juvenile justice, computer applications, human relations, child psychology, and project management. Students will find the variety of courses will help them once they are working within the juvenile justice system. As state and federal change concerning the punishment of juveniles, this degree program will give students the resources to find out even more about their chosen career.