What can I do with this degree?
Probations & Parole
JUDICIARY AND LAW
State and federal correction facilities
Precinct station houses
Youth correction facilities
Medium-security correction facilities
Voluntary correction facilities
Halfway houses and pre-release programs
Juvenile detention centers
Juvenile group homes
Women’s and family shelters
Domestic violence agencies
Immigration and naturalization services
Other nonprofit organizations
Seek courses or training in topics such as
victimology, social problems, diversity issues, or
Supplement curriculum with courses in psychology,
sociology, or social work.
Gain experience working with a juvenile population in
any capacity (i.e., sports teams, summer camp
counselor, parks and recreation programs, and
community/religious youth groups).
Gain related experience in employment interviewing,
social casework, substance abuse, and
Learn to work well with people of diverse backgrounds.
Consider learning a second language.
Maintain a blemish-free driving and criminal record.
Gain firearms and self-defense training.
Earn a master’s degree in social work or counseling
for therapy positions.
Obtain a masters degree in criminal justice or
business for upper-level positions in facilities
management or administration.
Local, state, and federal courts
Corporate legal departments
Public interest law organizations
Consider a double major or minor in the social
sciences such as psychology, anthropology,
sociology, or political science.
Attend a postsecondary vocational or technical college
that offers court reporting or paralegal certification
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