Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work

BS-CJ: Juvenile Delinquency

Almost all the Criminal Justice/Legal Studies courses required for this degree are available both online and face-to-face, depending on the semester. Juvenile detention officers work closely with at-risk children in trouble with the law. Typical duties could be monitoring inmates’ eating, exercising and working activities, enforcing discipline, and escorting clients to court or family meetings. Some detention officers may participate in programs created to help at-risk kids, such as life skills and substance abuse workshops.

Verbal and written communication skills are important for this career. See CFNC’s web site for more information.