Community Justice and Police Studies

Youth at Risk

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Complete multiple certifications like mental health first aid and leadership and conflict resolution


Learn therapeutic, mental health and addictions strategies. This program offers several experiential learning opportunities to give you job-ready skills from behaviour management simulations to student-led research initiatives. Explore themes like youth gangs, restorative justice, substance abuse and special needs. 

Your Future Career

  • Youth restorative justice services
  • Indigenous youth services
  • Youth treatment facilities
  • Acute care facilities
  • Addiction and support services
  • Community and victim services

What You Learn

  • Mental health and addictions
  • Early intervention
  • Youth justice
  • Case and behaviour management
  • Program leadership and development
  • Indigenous youth and special populations

Post-Secondary Diploma, advanced Diploma or Degree in a related field that includes: Community Justice Services; Mental Health & Addiction; Social Service Worker; Early Childhood Education; Indigenous Wellness and Addictions; Recreation Leadership; and Police Foundations. 

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

YAR 110 Youth Justice
YAR 120 Youth at Risk: Current Trends
YAR 130 Mental Health and Addiction
YAR 140 Therapeutic Programming I
YAR 150 Trauma Informed Care
YAR 160 Early Intervention
YAR 170 Youth for Youth: Action Based Research

Semester 2

YAR 210 Case Management
YAR 220 Program Leadership and Development
YAR 230 Indigenous Youth
YAR 250 Behaviour Management
YAR 260 Special Populations
YAR 270 Professional Certification (4 weeks/4 training courses)
YAR 240 Therapeutic Programming II (Applied / 1 week off campus)

Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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