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Juvenile Justice

Prepare for work in the Juvenile Justice program with an Associate of Applied Science degree at Chemeketa.

Potential Salary$60,000

topics Social Service

Skills & InterestHelping People

CareersSocial Sciences

  • A Juvenile Justice officer talking with an inmate
  • Juvenile Justice officers talking with a group of inmates
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Why choose Juvenile Justice?

Even the best kids can make a poor choice that gets them into trouble with the law. With a degree in Juvenile Justice or a certificate in Juvenile Corrections, you will be prepared to help guide youth offenders to a more healthy path and a brighter future. 

What will you learn?

Chemeketa's Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Corrections programs provide you with a strong theoretical, historical, professional and technical base in the juvenile justice system.

Along the way, you will study –
• Criminology
• Crime and delinquency
• Juvenile corrections
• Youth addiction
• Corrections casework

See Course Sequences for more information.

What will you do?

A career in Juvenile Justice or Juvenile Corrections can lead you down any of several paths. Students with Juvenile Justice degrees or Juvenile Corrections certificates may find careers in –

• County and state custody facilities
• Probationary and parole services
• Alternative education and treatment services
• Residential and group home care facilities
• Juvenile court diversion
• Crisis intervention