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What is Correctional Rehabilitation?
The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation provides a better understanding of correctional rehabilitation, and more specifically the use of evidence based programs and practices designed to reduce recidivism. Students are given the opportunity to apply important skills in working with corrections populations. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be well-versed in many principles and practices used in correctional settings that provide rehabilitative services to offenders. These include probation and parole, prisons, jails, community based correctional facilities, halfway houses and group homes, day reporting centers, reentry programs and other correctional settings.
The Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation is a specialization within the UC School of Criminal Justice that provides a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the risk, need and responsivity model of offender treatment. Students obtaining a certificate in correctional rehabilitation can take a variety of courses focused on important aspects of the juvenile and adult correctional systems. The two required courses will provide students with a foundation and framework for understanding the correctional system as well as a background in evidence-based interventions for these populations.
Student Learning Outcomes for this program:
- Students will describe the nature of the rehabilitative ideal and how it shaped American corrections.
- Students will analyze the research evidence on competing theories of corrections and individual treatment of offenders.
- Students will apply methods for studying and evaluating alternatives to incarceration.
- Students will analyze components of effective correctional treatments, policies, and strategies.
- Students will apply various approaches to correctional assessment and effective intervention.
- Students will analyze the impact of correctional policy and treatment on various sub-populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups and offenders with substance use disorders and mental health needs
Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to work in correctional settings that provide rehabilitative services to offenders. These include probation and parole, prisons, jails, community based correctional facilities, halfway houses and group homes, day reporting centers, reentry programs and other correctional settings. A certificate in correctional rehabilitation equips students with the necessary theoretical, empirical, and practical foundation to work with, manage, and/or study offenders in correctional treatment settings.
Students already enrolled in the Criminal Justice Master of Science program must be in good academic standing according to the School of Criminal Justice and Graduate School Handbooks.
The requirements for non-matriculated students are:
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Brief Statement of Purpose
- Letter of Recommendation
- Unofficial transcripts are used for admission review. Official academic transcripts are required when offered admission
- Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited Academic Institution
International Student Requirements
International Students must submit TOEFL scores in alignment with the Graduate School requirements.
In order to graduate from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, a student must:
- Complete all required course work and program requirements.
- Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
- File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.
Application DeadlinesApplications are accepted continuously throughout the year, with three enrollment periods: fall, spring, and summer.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Correctional Rehabilitation
Full-Time Program Duration
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