Minor in Juvenile Justice Studies

Gain an understanding of juvenile offenders and at-risk youth from multiple perspectives in this interdisciplinary minor.

This interdisciplinary minor builds awareness and understanding of juvenile offenders and at-risk youth.

Students build a comprehensive picture of this complex topic through courses in child and adolescent development, criminal law, the juvenile justice system, child welfare, juvenile delinquency and family models. Their perspectives on high-risk populations are informed by both historical overviews and current trends.

A wide variety of careers can benefit from this minor – especially those whose work intersects with at-risk youth, the child welfare system or juveniles already in the justice system.