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1 Welcome to Corrections Advisory Meeting Suggestion: Take Notes!

2  Take advantage of Advising U (in Armstrong Hall 114)  Check your DARS report; visit with advisor at least once per academic year  You need 120 credits to graduate  Forty of your credits must be at level  Take level courses within major early (Intro to Sociology, Intro to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Foundations/Orientation

3 Required Courses For Corrections Major  Required General Education  CORR 106 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems (3)  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)  Required  CORR 200 Foundations and Orientation to Corrections (3)  CORR 255 Juvenile Delinquency (3)  CORR 442 Criminology (3)  CORR 443 Penology (3)  CORR 447 Community Corrections (3)  CORR 448 Correctional Law (3)  CORR 449 Correctional Counseling (3)  CORR 496 Field Practice: Corrections (10)  CORR 497 Capstone Seminar (2)

4  CORR 255 Jolt II  CORR 441 Social Deviance (3)  CORR 451 Law and Justice in Society (3)  CORR 452 Victimology (3)  CORR 453 Treatment Methods in Corrections (3)  CORR 459 Issues in Corrections (3)  CORR 465 Law and Chemical De pen den cy (3)  SOC 485 Sociology of Mental Health  SOC 409 Family Violence (3)

5 Choose one: GERO 200 Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3) NPL 273 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector (3) SOC 351 Social Psychology (3) Choose one course SOC 201 Social Research I (3) SOC 469 Survey Research (3) SOC 479 Sociological Ethnography (3) SOC 480 Qualitative Methods (3) Choose one course CORR 444 Women in the Criminal Justice System (3) SOC 446 Race, Culture and Ethnicity (3) SOC 463 Stratification (3) CORR Race and Juvenile Justice (3)

6 Foundations/Orientation to Corrections (CORR 200) Take this course as soon as possible Prepare for 50 hours of service learning outside of class First professional experience in the field (for most) Treat it as professionally/responsibly as a paid job Corrections isn’t for everyone; the course helps you make sure it’s the right major for you, so take it early, not later!

7 JOLT: Joint Opportunities to Learn and Thrive (Corr 250, Corr 255)  If interested in working in juvenile probation:  Class co-taught with probation officers at Blue Earth Community Corrections, class held at Justice Center,  4 hours a week as a professional mentor to a youth on probation  3 hours a week assisting a probation officer in a program in probation  Year long program, JOLT I & JOLT II  Must apply, complete a background check, and interviewed  Applications available Spring term before registration – watch for announcements

8  Uses identity theory to interpret the experiences of reentry for women  “ Integrated ” classroom at the women’s prison  Discussion based class/no lecture Identity Work in Women’s Reentry Experiences: A Transformative Classroom Behind the Fence  Students learn from one another  Transportation and books provided  Administrative fee $105  Applications accepted late spring – watch for announcement

9  Need permission to take Correctional Counseling  You can take Correctional Counseling next term (spring, 2013) if you are taking Field Practice next summer or the following fall.  If you meet these requirements, you can sign- up for Correctional Counseling, spring 2013, today!  NOTE: In the future, can take class any time, not just second to last semester.

10 W HY D O AN I NTERNSHIP ?  A successful internship experience helps to make you stand out among others when competing for a job. Corrections career-related work experience you gain during your internships can be crucial to your job search.  1. G AIN W ORK E XPERIENCE  2. C REATE A C OMPETITIVE E DGE IN THE F INDING A J OB  3. N ETWORKING O PPORTUNITIES  4. J OB T RANSITION  5. A PPLY C LASSROOM K NOWLEDGE TO THE R EAL W ORLD  6. D EVELOP YOUR R ESUME AND B UILD C ONFIDENCE  7. D ECIDE IF A F IELD IS R IGHT FOR Y OU

11 SETTINGS: The focus is Corrections!  Three probation delivery systems, correctional facilities, residential treatment centers for individuals involved with the criminal justice system, group homes, victim service agencies, etc. Also consider a state/federal agency, Federal Probation / Pretrial or a State or Federal Prison.  Remember, we are a corrections program so the internship you choose must have a correctional orientation.

12 Ask these Questions 1. “Does this agency work with or serve individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system?” If the answer is “yes” you are in the right ball park. 2. Then ask; “Is the goal of the agency to protect the public, rehabilitate individuals or assure compliance with court orders?” A “yes” to both of these questions will let you know the setting is appropriate.

13 1. Beginning planning at least one year before you will be doing it. It is a 450 hour internship; 8-hour days, 40 hours a week, for 10 weeks. 50 hours will be devoted to the capstone class. 2. It is like a full-time job. It is very difficult to hold down a part-time job to make money. Your 100% focus should be on doing an excellent job for your agency. 3. Begin to look for possible internships. Find an internship position: map2007.php /davisj/fp_agencies.htm map2007.php /davisj/fp_agencies.htm 4. Make sure the internship site you choose is approved by the internship coordinator in the Corrections Program. 5. Pick up folder in AH113

14 Volunteering/Criminal Record Volunteer as often/broadly as time permits If you have an official criminal record: Be honest and upfront; agencies will find it Make sure it’s in the past (not present/future) Generally, misdemeanors don’t keep you out of the field; gross misdemeanors might; felonies are a tough road, so consider a change of major If you have mental health issues, get help, get well, and then go into the field; it’s not therapy for you – it’s about helping clients, which can be tough if you yourself struggle

15 Double Counting Classes with Sociology  If you have a Corrections major and a Sociology minor or Sociology double minor, some classes will count towards the requirements of both.  However, you may not double count the number of credits for any given course.

16 Juvenile Delinquency (Corr 255) Criminology (Corr 442, Soc 442) Social Deviance (Soc 441) Family Violence (Soc 409) Soc. of Mental Health Law and Chemical Dependency (Corr 451, Soc 451) Social Psychology (Soc 351) Social Research I (Soc 201) Survey Research (Soc 469) Sociological Ethnography (Soc 479) Qualitative Methods (Soc 480)

17 Women in the Criminal Justice System (Corr 444, Soc 444) Race, Culture and Ethnicity (Soc 446) Race and Juvenile Justice Social Stratification (Soc 463)

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19 Summer Schedule, 2013


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