May 28, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
    
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Youth Justice Graduate Certificate


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The certificate in Youth Justice provides an opportunity for students interested in serving youth involved in or at-risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Through the selective courses, students can develop a more macro- or micro-centered training, inclusive of other systems/settings closely related to the juvenile justice system (e.g., school, child welfare).

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers university certificates that provide students advanced practice or research training through a social justice and intercultural competence lens that emphasizes community, organizational and environmental justice. Certificates are designed to complement and deepen training provided through our degree programs by focusing on experiential application of concepts in relation to particular and diverse client populations, settings, and systems. Each certificate consists of at least 12 units, which may in part be satisfied by courses completed for a degree program. Certificates are also available to graduate students from other disciplines and to employed professionals

The certificate in Youth Justice requires a minimum of 12 units.

Elective Courses:


Students take one of the courses below. The remaining 6 units are selected in consultation with the program adviser. 

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