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Juvenile Corrections Certificate

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Make a difference in young lives by completing a Juvenile Corrections Certificate 

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people and empowering youth? Do you have a strong desire to contribute to a more just and equitable juvenile justice system? If so, Clackamas Community College's Juvenile Corrections Certificate is designed for you.

Juvenile corrections is a field dedicated to working with young people who have come into contact with the law. Unlike adult corrections, which focuses primarily on punishment, juvenile corrections prioritizes helping young people get back on the right track. This field offers an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people at a critical point in their development. 

The Juvenile Corrections Certificate is a one-year program developed in cooperation with the Oregon Youth Authority This comprehensive program equips you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience necessary to excel in juvenile corrections settings. 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Making a difference in your community with a career in juvenile corrections 

There is opportunity for growth in the juvenile corrections field that is driven by an increased focus on rehabilitation and community-based corrections. Graduates of Clackamas Community College's Juvenile Corrections Certificate will be prepared for a variety of rewarding careers in the juvenile justice field from correctional counselor to juvenile detention officer.  


For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Build the skills to make juvenile justice a reality 

This one-year Juvenile Corrections Certificate program, developed in partnership with the Oregon Youth Authority, equips you with the knowledge and practical experience sought by employers in juvenile correctional facilities.

You should graduate with these skills:

  • Understand the juvenile corrections system: Explore the history, philosophy and legal framework of juvenile corrections in the United States.
  • Youth development and behavior: Gain insights into adolescent development, common challenges faced by youth in the justice system and effective intervention strategies.
  • Communication and collaboration: Develop communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with youth, families and colleagues.
  • Trauma-informed practices: Learn to implement trauma-informed approaches that promote healing and positive development for youth.
  • Cultural competency: Gain the knowledge and skills to work with diverse youth populations.
  • Report writing and documentation: Learn the skills to create clear, concise and accurate reports.
  • Conflict resolution and de-escalation: Learn techniques for safely and effectively managing conflict situations. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


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