Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention






Services sociaux, éducatifs et juridiques

Number of credits

89 1/3 credits

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1335 Hours


Program approved in 2003.
Modified in 2008.

The Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention program trains technicians in the fields of delinquency prevention and the social integration of delinquents, working with delinquents both before they commit offences and after the application of court decisions or non-judicial measures. The technician will have daily interaction directly with youth and adults both before and after a delinquent act, with both men and women, or with victims of a criminel act. The technician will work in closed environments, semi- and open environments, mainly in provincial or federal detention facilities, residential centres, youth centres or different community organizations.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements



Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

correctional service officer
instructor of persons with special needs
youth services worker
addictions worker

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
030JTo analyze the job function
030KTo refer to legislation on delinquency
030LTo analyze the origin of delinquency
030MTo characterize types of delinquency
030NTo establish contact with a delinquent, family members, or the persons close to a delinquent
030PTo consider social and ethnocultural diverstiy
030QTo deal with drug use by a delinquent
030RTo understand how interventions relate to the application of legal measures
030STo deal with a delinquent with mental health problems
030TTo assess the risk of a person acting delinquently
030UTo work as part of a team under a delinquency intervention organization
030VTo observe delinquents in their living environment
030WTo refer a delinquent, a family member or a persom close to a delinquent to a community resource
030XTo base delinquency intervention work on clinical approaches
030YTo apply delinquency intervention techniques
030ZTo consider ethics an professional values while working in delinquency intervention
0310To perform security interventions
0311To intervene on a daily basis to modify a delinquent's behaviour
0312To intervene with delinquents in crisis situations
0313To intervene to assert authority
0314To intervene to provide assistance for a delinquent