The Community-Based Corrections program is an introduction to the Human Services behavioral core skills with a specialized area of study in community-based corrections. Historical and contemporary aspects of social control and state and federal mandates of early release programs are studied. Students will learn criminogenic risk factors and pro-social assessments related to reducing recidivism. Students will be introduced to the Collaborative Court systems – alternative sentencing programs. Evaluation of community-based and residential programs to assist adults, juveniles and families transitioning back into society is explored. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in Community-Based Corrections fieldwork settings. Completion of the Community-Based Corrections (CBC) Associate in Science (AS) degree serves as a pathway for educational and career development in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Administration of Justice.
Completion of the five (5) Human Services Core Courses are prerequisites for the application to the HS 110 Fieldwork and Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) and is required for the completion of the Community-Based Corrections Certificate Program. Visit the Human Services website at https://www.saddleback.edu/ hs/human-services for the Alcohol and Drug Studies Roadmap chart. Fieldwork and Seminar Information Sessions are scheduled in the Fall and Spring semesters to inform students of the application process. Check the Human Services website or Facebook page for the dates and times.
The application process is competitive and completion of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the HS110 Fieldwork & Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) course. A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required to receive the certificate. Students who successfully complete the HS110 Fieldwork & Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) course may self-enroll in the HS 150 Fieldwork & Seminar II (Advanced Practicum) course.
Potential Careers: Probation or Parole Officer, Correctional Officer (in and out of custody), Juvenile Mentorship, California Youth Authority, Half-way House Monitor, Vocational Instructor, and more career opportunities with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Collaborative Courts.