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Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy

Help protect vulnerable women, children and families affected by the criminal justice system. Focus your Criminal Justice studies on Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy.

Why Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy at The American Women’s College or One Day A Week College?

Becoming an advocate in the criminal justice system will give you the opportunity – and the responsibility – to explore ways to help those involved with criminal activity, as well as the victims of criminal activity or abuse.

You will be the first point of contact offering information, support, and advocacy on behalf of your clients. Working within the criminal justice system, you’ll play a key role in preventing crime, advising offenders, and supporting victims.

The Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy major teaches students how to help vulnerable families with crime prevention, legal rights and protections. You will learn to:

  • Research the most effective safety protocols and community social services
  • Assist clients with court statements and appearances
  • Provide supervision, education and emotional support
  • Evaluate real-life cases, and determine and apply best practices
  • Investigate the ethical implications of working with victims and those incarcerated in women’s jails, prisons and juvenile facilities