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Juvenile Justice Ministries Courses

Certificate in Juvenile Justice Ministry

Gordon College offers a Certificate in Juvenile Justice Ministry in cooperation with the Institute of Juvenile Justice Ministry (IJJM). This certificate of completion provides a credential to students who desire to serve at-risk youth and youth and families under correctional control.

The Certificate in Juvenile Justice Ministry prepares students with a comprehensive Christian approach for effective intervention with juvenile offenders that is both biblically and historically grounded, as well as practical for churches, parachurch ministries, chaplaincy programs, and those working within state social service agencies. The certificate program focuses on understanding juvenile offenders, working within the juvenile justice system and re-entry to the community.

This certificate of completion is offered in partnership with the Institute of Juvenile Justice Ministry and students are required to successfully complete all three of these online courses.            

                  IJJM 101 Introduction to Effective Juvenile Justice Ministry                             
                                    Lesson 1: The Components of Effective Juvenile Justice Ministry
                                    Lesson 2: Understanding the World of Juvenile Offenders
                                    Lesson 3: Principles of Teaching for Transformational Change
                                    Lesson 4: Facilitating Effective Groups with Juvenile Offenders
                                    Lesson 5: Developing a Transformational Bible Discussion Group

                  IJJM 201 Essential Skills for Effective Juvenile Justice Ministry       
                                    Lesson 1: Understanding the Juvenile Justice System
                                    Lesson 2: Cultural Competency
                                    Lesson 3: Action Methods and Experiential Teaching Models
                                    Lesson 4: Leading Someone to Christ
                                    Lesson 5: Addressing Controversial Issues                       

                  IJJM 301 Contributing Factors to Delinquency and Effective Interventions               
                                    Lesson 1: Trauma-informed Care
                                    Lesson 2: Mental Health and Learning Issues
                                    Lesson 3: Drug and Alcohol Interventions
                                    Lesson 4: Engaging Conflict Creatively
                                    Lesson 5: Re-entry Models