Youth Justice and Advocacy Course Map
Student Resources - Youth Justice Programs
Placement Intake Form (Word)
At Wheelock College, students major in either a traditional Liberal Arts area or Social Work, and may elect to complete a professional concentration in addition to the major. For the Youth Justice and Advocacy concentration, students complete 38 credits, which include didactic courses, community-based field experiences, and the 200-hour practicum at a youth-justice related site.
Through the following four core didactic courses, students are exposed to content specific to the field of youth justice and delinquency:
- JJA 201: Introduction to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
- JJA 302: Causes and Prevention of Delinquency
- JJA 301: Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Law
- JJA 380: Intervention and Advocacy with Juveniles and Families
Students in the concentration must also take support courses in:
- Research Methods
- Adolescent Development, and
- Either Dynamics of Oppression or Sociology of Minority Groups.
Note: These courses will have been successfully completed prior to the practicum semester.
Finally, students take three advanced courses to complete the concentration:
- JJP 401: Practicum in Juvenile Justice
- JJS 402: Seminar in Juvenile Justice
- JJA 403: Integrative Seminar in Juvenile Justice