Correctional Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate

About the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation will provide a better understanding of correctional rehabilitation, and more specifically the use of evidence based programs and practices designed to reduce recidivism. Students will be 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.

Program Benefits

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.

Career Possibilities

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.

Curriculum