Managing Juvenile and Adult Populations Certificate

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Grace Abbott School of Social Work, College of Public Affairs & Community Service

Vision Statement

A unique program specifically designed for professionals working with juveniles and adults who are in contact with the criminal justice system as victims, offenders, or family members.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Sample (Criminology & Criminal Justice)
College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CPACS) 218
402-554-2610
lsample@unomaha.edu

Dr. Kerry Beldin, MSW Coordinator
College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CPACS) 205
402-554-2941
kbeldin@unomaha.edu

Dr. Peter Szto, Graduate Program Committee Chair (GPC)
College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CPACS) 206
402-554-2330
pszto@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Other Program Related Information:

Note: This certificate can be obtained entirely online.  All courses for the certificate will be offered online in a two-year rotation.  Elective courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice are also offered in the spring, summer and fall semester. 

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. All materials must be submitted prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student has elected to begin coursework.

Program-Specific Requirements

Statement of Purpose

  • stating how the certificate will help you achieve your professional goals

International Applicants:

  • IELTS: 7.5 required; 8.0 preferred
  • PTE: score of 76 or higher
  • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum of 21 in each of the 4 areas, and a minimum of 95 overall
  • All ESL students are required to take a proficiency assessment examination at UNO upon admission, which will be used to determine if further assistance is required.

Required Courses

SOWK 8886TOPICAL SEMINAR SOCIAL WORK 13
SOWK/COUN 8686MEDICAL & PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF ALCOHOL/DRUG USE AND ADDICTION3
CRCJ 8080SEMINAR IN JUVENILE JUSTICE3
CRCJ 8850RISK/NEEDS ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS3
Select three(3) additional graduate credit hours in consultation with your advisor.3
Total Credits15
1

Choose one of the following topics:

  • Trauma & Resilience (offered spring or summer)
  • Crisis Intervention (odd years in fall)
  • Advanced Clinical Skills (even years in fall)