cjhs430 | undergraduate

Collaborative Services In Criminal Justice

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This course examines the collaboration between human service professionals and those working in the criminal justice system. Students analyze the roles of human service workers in the areas of mediator, advocate, facilitator, evaluator, provider and agency representatives. Overcoming barriers to effective service delivery through the use of collaboration is also considered.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Human Services Advocacy Within an Institutional Setting

    • Describe the various roles human service workers can play in relation to enforcing constitutional rights.
    • Explain the legal criteria for civil commitment, competency to stand trial, and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI).
    • Identify the constitutional rights afforded to adults and juveniles.

    Policy, Practice, and the Courts

    • Describe the legal aspects that drive human service policy and practice.
    • Explain the application of statutory, administrative, and case law within the context of human services.
    • Describe forensic practice and its role in the criminal justice system.
    • Apply the legal requirements of valid informed consent and duty to warn.

    Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, and Human Services

    • Explain the difference between strict scrutiny and minimal scrutiny.
    • Describe the importance of human service workers knowledge and requirements of serving legally protected classes.
    • Explain advocacy as it relates to legally protected classes in the criminal justice system.

    Children and Families at Risk

    • Describe at-risk families and interventions within the criminal justice system.
    • Identify the factors courts consider in determining the best interests of the child in at-risk situations.
    • Identify legal presumption as it relates to at-risk families.
    • Describe the relationship between domestic abuse and the cycle of violence as it relates to the role of the human service worker.
    • Explain the use and limitation of a protective order.

    Crisis Intervention and Alternative Dispute Process

    • Describe the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention.
    • Identify the core areas of intervention within the criminal justice system.
    • Describe the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
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