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Community and Justice Services (286)

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Program Description

You will explore both the community and institutional sectors of the criminal justice system. Work toward rehabilitation of those in conflict with the law. Intervene with clients to address and manage problems constructively to change behaviour. Obtain public protection skills and learn to secure staff and clients in institutional, residential, community correction, and group home settings. Train in the legal aspects of crime and behaviour, security measures, and techniques including interviewing and intervention skills for young offenders, adult offenders, and victims. Understand issues related to female and Indigenous offenders, addiction, group dynamics, behaviour management and victims within the criminal justice system. Explore community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures. Receive specialized training in correction systems enforcement, safety restraints, and rehabilitation strategies including tactical communication.

Program of Study

Semester 1

  • Communications (COMMLL123)
  • EMS - Practical Fitness A (HLTH10184)
  • Introduction to Canadian Law (LAWS10195)
  • Managing Conflict (LAWS10196)
  • General Education Elective 1 (OPELXXXXX) 
  • Crime & Society (SSCI10020)

Semester 2

  • Communications/Reporting (COMMLL223)
  • EMS - Practical Fitness B (HLTH10198)
  • Canada's Judicial System (LAWS10197)
  • Principals of Ethical Reasoning (LAWSPF106)
  • General Education Elective 2 (OPELXXXXZ)
  • Psychology and the Criminal Justice System (PSYC10014)
  • Valuing Diversity (SSCI10059)

Semester 3

  • Health and Wellness Concepts (HLTH10185)
  • C & JS - Practical Fitness A (HLTH10188)
  • Correctional Worker (LAWS10078)
  • Correctional Foundations (LAWS10203)
  • Addictions and Mental Health (LAWS10204)
  • Youth Justice System (LAWS10205)

Semester 4

  • Assessment, Counselling and Supports (COUN10010)
  • C & JS - Practical Fitness B (HLTH10189)
  • Case Management (LAWS10079)
  • Intervention Techniques (LAWS10107)
  • Working with Youth (LAWS10108)
  • Employment Strategies (LAWS10168)
  • Managing Aggressive Behaviour (LAWS10206)
Admission Requirements


OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:

  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Law and /or Community and Justice Services courses recommended
  • Additional selection criteria may apply
  • Ideal for Pre-Justice graduates
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
  • Some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards, driving abstracts and health standards; including vision must be met
  • A recent Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program
  • Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)

Tuition/Fees: 1st Year Fees Total $4,331.14 * Based on 2023/2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Tuition Year 1 – 2708.08
Ancillary Fees – 959.56
MSA Fees – 663.50

Complete an application online through the portal ($125.00 non-refundable application fee)


Career Paths
  • Supervisor in Correctional Facilities
  • First Line Response Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Court Officer
  • Correctional Service Officer 
  • Probation/Parole Officer 
  • University Police/Special Constable

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Accrediting Institution
Mohawk College
Program Length
2 Years
Next Program Intake
September 2024
Brantford Campus
Credential Type
Ontario College Diploma


411 Elgin St.
Brantford, ON N3S 7P5

General Contact:

Program Contact
(519) 445-0023 ext. 6226