Juvenile Justice Certificate

This program brings together multiple disciplines in the study of child and adolescent services. In addition to developing more generalized counseling and intervention skills, specific learning objectives include the development of:

  • Culturally specific community opportunities
  • Gender specific programming
  • Training components for at risk youth in their communities
  • Drop-out prevention awareness
  • Conflict resolution training
  • Assessment and intervention in teen violence
  • Leisure and educational programming
  • Youth activism and advocacy
  • Strategies for safe schools and health initiatives

Students who enroll in this certificate program will be able to continue their studies, if desired, in the college’s Human Services Associate in Science Degree program. All of the courses in the certificate are found in, or transferable to, that degree program. The certificate consists of twenty-four (24) credits, and employment and development opportunities should be enhanced in the systems serving youth and families, juvenile justice, mental health, and community outreach and education.

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Hernandez
Associate Professor, Human Services
Phone: 860-343-5816
Email: jhernandez@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall 508

Graduation Checklist

Juvenile Justice Certificate – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.

Juvenile Justice by Certificate Requirements



ENG*101 College Writing  3
PSY*111 L/D General Psychology  3
Also recommended: completion of six credits in the Behavioral and Social Sciences   6

Certificate Coursework & Credits

HSE*202 Introduction to Counseling (Spring)  3
HSE*116 Youth Advocacy in Community Organizations (Spring)   3
PSY*204 Child and Adolescent Psychology (Fall, Spring, or Summer)  3
HSE*224 Social Problems of Youth (Fall) orSOC*103 Social Problems^   3
SOC*241 Juvenile Delinquency (Spring)   3
PSY*251 Behavior Disorders of Children & Adolescents (Fall)  3
HSE*289 Psychiatric Practicum (Internship) (Fall or Spring)  3
SOC*120 Group Dynamics (Spring or Summer)  3

Total Credits:


^ SOC*103 is recommended for students who are planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.

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This page was updated 1/10/18