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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Community and Justice Services

Prepare for a career helping others in a justice setting.

Sheridan’s Community and Justice Services program prepares you to work with adult and youth in a justice setting.

Outstanding career preparation

This program combines a strong theoretical foundation in the social sciences – particularly psychology, criminal law and criminology – with hands-on experience. You'll learn through group activities (including role plays), presentations by guest speakers, field trips to facilities such as youth centres, jails and halfway houses, and lectures by criminal justice program instructors.

What you'll learn

  • Proper use of static and dynamic security techniques.
  • Correctional program development and implementation.
  • Crisis intervention and prevention methods.
  • Offender case management.
  • Working with clients with addictions and mental illnesses.

Field experience

Following an individual interview to determine your specific career interests, you'll undertake a field placement in a correctional setting such as an adult institution, youth facility, community-based agency or residential facility. This practicum experience is an excellent springboard to future employment for many students.

Additional information

Professors teaching your college classes are not only outstanding educators, but are also well experienced in the correctional field.

Prior to your field placement, and at your own expense, you must obtain certification in CPR (Basic Rescuer), St. John Standard First Aid and a criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PCAJS