Community Justice Worker

Applied Certificate
Community Justice Worker

Program Overview

The Community Justice Worker applied certificate will provide you with an excellent foundation to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice as a Justice Worker or with an Alternative Measures program, with various agencies. This applied certificate will also give you the option to transfer into the Justice Studies program with a specialty in the Correctional Studies diploma or the Indigenous Police Foundations diploma. Courses you will study involve:

  • writing in the public safety sector
  • criminal justice system
  • criminal law
  • addictions and mental health
  • interpersonal violence
  • managing clients in public safety settings

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for employment in a variety of public safety settings. Because our program works closely in partnership with justice agencies, our graduates are encouraged to apply to various entry-level job postings in the field of corrections, RCMP, municipal police agencies, First Nations communities, and outreach and alternative measures agencies.

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Community Justice WorkerSocial and Community Service Workers (4212)$31,800 - $66,300
Outreach WorkerSocial and Community Service Workers (4212)$31,800 - $66,300

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

September 6, 2022 (Regina campus)
January 16, 2023 (Prince Albert campus and Saskatoon campus)


Delivery is subject to student enrolment

Length:

12 weeks


Locations

  • Prince Albert
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Online/Distance options available

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.



ACCUPLACER©

Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 240 Reading
  • 238 Writing

Post-secondary

Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2022/23 Academic Year

To be confirmed

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CORR 100
Managing Clients in Public Safety Settings
3
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You will develop specific skills for interacting with diverse groups of individuals in various public safety situations and settings. Content will include strategies for dealing with clients in high stress situations and strategies to defuse hostile situations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): CORR 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
CORR 103
Writing in the Public Safety Sector
3
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You will learn to write clearly and concisely, while applying public safety standards. You will have the opportunity to complete handwritten documents, and record descriptions of events for public safety reports.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 119
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
CORR 167
Criminal Justice System
3
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You will examine the components of the criminal justice system. You will examine how the components work together to respond to crime and crime control.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): CORR 167CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
LAW 162
Criminal Law
3
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You will examine the Criminal Code and its relationship to selected criminal offenses and cases. You will also examine elements of a crime, pre-trial criminal procedures and the significance of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and their impact on criminal law.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): LAW 162CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
SPSY 119
Interpersonal Violence
3
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You will study interpersonal violence in both family and community situations. You will apply this knowledge to understanding the perpetrator and the victim when planning interventions. You will examine the role of community resources available to support families in urban centres and Indigenous communities.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): SPSY 119CE, SPSY 141
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
SPSY 140
Addictions and Mental Health
4
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You will examine the theoretical perspectives of addictive behaviors with a focus on substance abuse and problematic gambling. You will examine the link between mental health issues and addictions. You will also apply intervention skills for dealing with individuals exhibiting problematic behaviors.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): YCW 284
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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