Douglas College

Youth Justice

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Child, Family and Community Studies
Field of Study:Juvenile Corrections
Description:The Youth Justice Program is a unique offering in British Columbia. Designed to prepare graduates to effectively assist at-risk youth, and youth in the justice system, program courses integrate theory with practical skills. The two-year diploma program blends the expertise of faculty in the Department of Child and Youth Care Counseling, the Department of Criminology, and the Department of Youth Justice. Courses focus on behaviour theory, public policy, skill development, and professional practice, as they relate to youth, and the youth justice system. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge during two practicums, where they develop a realistic awareness of professional roles.
URL:Youth Justice at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,510

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

All applicants for admission to the College must satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria: BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system); one course short of BC secondary school graduation; 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance; 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year; or completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to have successful completion of 60 hours paid or volunteer experience in an approved setting.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 28, 2017