Community Justice and Police Studies

Youth at Risk

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Train for a meaningful career working with youth at risk.


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.

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. 

Semester 1

YAR 110 Youth Justice
YAR 120 Youth at Risk: Current Trends
YAR 130 Metnal 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