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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

Why choose program or class?

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

  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK & DRUG TESTING

    Upon entry into this program, you will be required to pass a criminal background check and pass a ten-panel drug screening urinalysis conducted by a college-approved vendor. If you do not pass the criminal background check and/or the drug screening, program registration will not be possible. If you are arrested during the time you are enrolled in the program, you must notify the Criminal Justice Program Chair of the arrest. Your status in the program will be reviewed by the Criminal Justice Program Chair and the Dean of Emergency Services. A possible outcome of the review may be that you are unable to continue in the program. 

    Disqualifying Crimes

    For more information call the Corrections Program Supervisor, Megan Gonzalez at 503.584.7350.