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

Specific (hours)Total (hours)

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.

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

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

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

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

College D/E
Cégep John Abbott

Correctional Service Officer

Delinquency prevention technicians work in transition homes, youth centers and other environments for youths with delinquency problems. As correctional service officers, they monitor and escort inmates. They admit people and perform searches and intervene in crises and situations of authority. In prisons, they may be required to develop, implement and oversee reintegration programs. It is an essential job for those who demonstrate independence, control and honesty. A career as a correctional service officer requires excellent physical fitness, vigilance and a high tolerance for stress.

Related Training(s)

Special Care Counselling
Social Service
Police Technology

Average Salary

Correctional Service Officer — $32.69

Job Titles

Correctional service officer
Instructor of persons with special needs
Youth services worker
Addictions worker