Three schools offering juvenile criminal justice training include Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas; Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky and Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. Prairie View A&M University offers an online master's degree program in juvenile justice, while Eastern Kentucky University and Wheelock College both offer juvenile justice bachelor's degree programs as of 2015.
Prairie View A&M University's program is designed for preparation for a variety of juvenile criminal justice jobs and has a research focus. It incorporates coursework from fields such as statistics, economics, psychology and criminology to help students understand the theories behind delinquent behavior and how to prevent and remedy this behavior. The school gives students a non-thesis with a comprehensive exam option and a thesis option.
Eastern Kentucky University's Bachelor of Science in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies program is available online along with options for certificates in youth services or correctional intervention strategies. Students learn about core criminal justice topics such as criminal justice ethics, the juvenile justice system, research and rehabilitation strategies, and they choose from elective courses such as those on delinquency interventions, the death penalty, diversity and juvenile justice administration.
Wheelock College's juvenile justice and youth advocacy bachelor's program provides coursework teaching students to prevent juvenile offenses and take action and rehabilitate offenders when issues occur. Students benefit from hands-on experience working in the community for an internship, with potential sites being government offices, schools and nonprofit organizations.