The Master of Science in Juvenile Justice is designed to prepare candidates who want to work in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, etc. with the skills necessary to develop specific strategies and solutions that are practical and effective when working with juveniles with disabilities. Candidates will integrate theory with practice to address the complex issues and challenges of the juvenile justice system to conduct in depth research, write behavior plans, develop a network with cooperating agencies and conduct interviews to better prepare themselves as professionals guiding youth with disabilities who have a delinquent and neglectful background.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop professional level written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
- Assess critical thinking skills when designing interventions, functional behavioral assessments, and behavior management plans to mitigate youth behavioral problems.
- Create a reference guide of professionals from interacting and coordinating agencies to network with.
- Analyze the Individuals with Disabilities and Education Act, federal, and state law requirements in non-public and residential placements.
- Design interventions and best practices for students in the juvenile justice system that are culturally relevant.
- Design strategies for working with individuals with emotional/behavior problems.
- JJS 601 Field Experience & Orientation
- CJA 665 Violence and Victimization
- HUB 642 Theories of Behavior Change
- EXC 639 Childhood and Adolescence
- CJA 660 Drugs, Alcohol & Public Policy
- JJS 602 Creating Alliances in Alt. Ed
- JJS 603 Role of Profess in Alt Ed
- JJS 604 Mgmt. of Behaviors
- JJS 605 Prof Ethics in Juv Justice Sys
- CJA 622 Professional Ethics in CJ
- JJS 606 Delinquency & Gang Impact
- JJS 625 Advanced Research Methods
- JJS 690 Capstone Project