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Correctional & Juvenile Justice Degrees Online

Prepare yourself to work in an institutional or community-based correctional setting.

Are you passionate about helping adults or juveniles within the justice system? Do you feel you can make an impact on their lives for the better?

Online Correctional & Juvenile Justice programs prepare individuals to work with both adults and juveniles who are in institutional/residential and community-based correctional settings.

The amount an individual earns with a focus on Correctional & Juvenile Justice varies depending on the career you choose, and can be anywhere from $45,210 - $94,930 per year.

Career and job options include:

  • probation/parole officer
  • correctional officer
  • juvenile/youth care worker
  • correctional caseworker and counselor
  • correctional trainer
  • industrial specialist
  • educational or vocational specialist
  • recreation specialist

Although crimes committed by adults are treated in a different ways than most crimes committed by kids, both demographics need help and support.

Depending on what state you reside, determines the age cut off for the juvenile system. All states, except for North Carolina and New York trial kids as juveniles until they are 18. NY and NC, trial them as juveniles until they are 16.

However, depending on the severity of the crime determines the final outcome for juveniles in court.

Without the proper help and support, adult and juvenile criminals would not survive. As a student earning a degree in this field, it takes a special person.

Not only do you have the potential to rehabilitate the individuals in the system, you can make a difference.

If you are ready to enter this demanding field, explore our programs below. Each one is from an accredited university and allows you flexibility while you earn your degree.

When you find a program that sounds appropriate for you, request information and an advisor will contact you to discuss your options.