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 Community and Justice Services
SchoolAlgonquin College
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 22,000
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
National: $1,513
International: $6,090

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Scholarships1 scholarship(s)
DescriptionThe two-year Community and Justice Services Ontario College Diploma program is designed to provide you with theoretical and practical experience in legal and theoretical aspects of behaviour, safety and security measures and techniques and interviewing and intervention skills. Study topics include addictions, mental illness, group dynamics, behaviour management, communications, special populations (such as Aboriginal and female offenders), and the role of victims in the criminal justice system.

The program includes insight into working with adult and youth populations who are at risk or in conflict with the law, and victims in both community and/or institutional facilities. It provides you with a broad range of theory and practice and prepares you with the necessary skills for work in the field. Your studies are enhanced in the second year of the program through more than 300 hours of field placement. The field placement provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skill you have learned in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on behavioural assessment and case management, report writing and building professional client-worker relationships appropriate to the setting. This work-integrated learning experience also allows students to make immediate and significant contributions to the field.
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