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Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention

Code 310.B0
DiplomaDCS
SectorSocial, Educational and Legal Services (20)
CUISEP code537-000.CP
Number of credits89 1/3 credits
StatusProgram approved in 2003.
Modified in 2008.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques d'intervention en délinquance

Program objectives

The Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention program trains technicians in the fields of delinquency prevention and the social integration of delinquents, working with delinquents both before they commit offences and after the application of court decisions or non-judicial measures. The technician will have daily interaction directly with youth and adults both before and after a delinquent act, with both men and women, or with victims of a criminel act. The technician will work in closed environments, semi- and open environments, mainly in provincial or federal detention facilities, residential centres, youth centres or different community organizations.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Correctional service officers (4422)
Social and community service workers (4212)

Job titles

correctional service officer
instructor of persons with special needs
youth services worker
addictions worker

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
030J To analyze the job function
030K To refer to legislation on delinquency
030L To analyze the origin of delinquency
030M To characterize types of delinquency
030N To establish contact with a delinquent, family members, or the persons close to a delinquent
030P To consider social and ethnocultural diverstiy
030Q To deal with drug use by a delinquent
030R To understand how interventions relate to the application of legal measures
030S To deal with a delinquent with mental health problems
030T To assess the risk of a person acting delinquently
030U To work as part of a team under a delinquency intervention organization
030V To observe delinquents in their living environment
030W To refer a delinquent, a family member or a persom close to a delinquent to a community resource
030X To base delinquency intervention work on clinical approaches
030Y To apply delinquency intervention techniques
030Z To consider ethics an professional values while working in delinquency intervention
0310 To perform security interventions
0311 To intervene on a daily basis to modify a delinquent's behaviour
0312 To intervene with delinquents in crisis situations
0313 To intervene to assert authority
0314 To intervene to provide assistance for a delinquent
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 1860 hours