Evaluate justice-involved youth.

Learn to assess risk for violence, waiver to criminal court, and competence to stand trial.

With an emphasis on buttressing strengths as well as mitigating risks, you will have the tools to assess juveniles as they navigate the legal system. This certificate program is a good fit for mental health professionals who work in juvenile facilities and systems, such as social workers and counselors, or those who wish to learn and demonstrate competitive skills for a potential or current employer. Upon completion of the course material, you will be able to answer questions such as: Is this youth at risk to be violent, and under what circumstances? Does this youth meet the standard for competence to stand trial? Does this youth meet criteria for waiver to criminal court?

Coursework included in this Certificate

This is a self-paced program, which means you can go at your own pace; however, most of our students complete the 150 hours of training within 9-12 months. This certification has 70 hours of foundational training and 80 hours of specialized content.