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What is Community and Justice Services?

The Community and Justice Services program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of settings with offenders and other high-risk client groups to ensure the protection of the public and the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of the offender.

In two years of study, students complete both academic and practical courses designed to foster a diverse set of skills required by today’s employers. Areas of study include physical training, defensive tactics and use of force applications, institutional security procedures, crisis intervention, risk assessment and offender programming. In the final semester, students will also complete an integrated field placement with a professional agency which provides community-based or in-custody justice services, thus allowing a seamless transition to the profession.

A common first year with the Protection, Security and Investigation and Police Foundations programs provides students with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and also allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study and possibly receive all three credentials in four years.

Graduating students may also have the opportunity to further their studies at the degree level at the Orillia Campus and may receive up to two years of advanced standing toward our unique four-year Bachelor of Human Services – Police Studies degree.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
CJSR
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Orillia
Start:

Fall - Orillia

Winter - Orillia

Contact:
Mike Winacott
Email:
Mike.Winacott@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3234

The Community and Justice Services program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of settings with offenders and other high-risk client groups to ensure the protection of the public and the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of the offender.

In two years of study, students complete both academic and practical courses designed to foster a diverse set of skills required by today’s employers. Areas of study include physical training, defensive tactics and use of force applications, institutional security procedures, crisis intervention, risk assessment and offender programming. In the final semester, students will also complete an integrated field placement with a professional agency which provides community-based or in-custody justice services, thus allowing a seamless transition to the profession.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • work and communicate in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, a respect for self, others, the environment and relevant law and legislation


  • employ all relevant security techniques to ensure the protection of the public, and the security of the staff, and clients in institutional, residential, and community settings


  • intervene with clients, individually and in groups, in order to address and manage problems and to facilitate constructive behaviour change


  • observe, monitor, record, and assess client behaviour accurately, and respond appropriately in compliance with legal and organizational requirements


  • assist in the prevention and resolution of conflict, crisis, and emergency situations using methods consistent with legal requirements and organizational policy


  • establish and maintain constructive relationships with clients, staff, professionals, and the community


  • participate in program planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation to meet the needs of clients, staff, and administration within the organizational environment


  • apply knowledge of social sciences concepts when interacting with clients, staff, professionals, and the public


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • apply entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and approaches to active engagement and service within the community.
Fall Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Keyboarding ability, basic computer literacy and word processing skills are also recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Human Service Foundation General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

22 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Field Placement

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CJSR2000 Crisis Intervention
CJSR2001 Youth Justice in Canada
CJSR2002 Field Placement Preparation
CJSR2003 Use of Force Applications
CJSR2004 Community Corrections
CJSR2005 Field Placement Seminar CJSR
FITN1003 Physical Training 1
FITN1004 Healthy Living 1
FITN1005 Physical Training 2
FITN1006 Healthy Living 2
FITN2004 Physical Training for Corrections
GOVT1002 Government in Canadian Society
LAWS1004 Introduction to Corrections
LAWS1010 Contemporary Legal Studies
LAWS2019 Case Management and Programming
LAWS2023 Substance Abuse Management
LAWS2024 The Professional Correctional Worker 2 - Safe and Effective Correctional Practices
LAWS2025 Diversity Initiatives in Corrections
PFPR1001 Criminal Justice in Canada
PFPR1003 Issues in Diversity
PFPR1010 Criminology
PSYL1004 Mental Health Issues
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Field Placement
CJSR2006 Field Placement CJSR

Students are required to sign a waiver indicating they are physically and medically able to participate in strenuous physical activity.

Applicants must have a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C or HCP certificate before proceeding to field placement or participating in volunteer opportunities. It is recommended that First Aid and CPR training is completed prior to program entry.

View the Community and Justice Services articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Program:

Community and Justice Services

Year:

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Coldest Night warms up streets of Orillia

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Alumna Sarah Moll in her uniform

Sarah Moll

Correctional Officer, Toronto South Detention Centre

Program:

Community and Justice Services

Year:

2013


As a Correctional Officer, I am responsible for the care, custody and control of offenders at my detention centre. I also help in their rehabilitation, helping to make them productive members of society. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Mike Winacott
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3234

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