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Forensic Social Work Degree Program: Home

Meet the Faculty

Department Chair:
Cathleen Ferrick

Phone:  207.216.4379

Cathleen Ferrick has been teaching for fourteen years and has been a full-time faculty member at York County Community College since 2015.    More...

Career Opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates of this program may pursue careers related to corrections, advocacy, child protection, probation, arbitration, and mediation. The program also provides a strong foundation for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Associates in Applied Science Forensic Social Work is an interdisciplinary program which prepares students for careers focused on the intersection between the human service and legal systems.  Areas of study include crisis intervention, cross-cultural competency, advocacy, court mandated treatment, community relations, legal systems, social justice, and trauma-informed service provision.  The National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) certificate, Credentialed Advocate (CA) is embedded into the degree requirements.  Graduates of this program may pursue careers related to corrections, advocacy, child protection, probation, arbitration, and mediation. The program also provides a strong foundation for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who successfully complete the Associates in Forensic Social Work track will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of, and respect for, diverse populations and develop a culturally responsive communication style.
  • Engage in treatment service provision including crisis intervention, evaluation, diagnosis, and referral.
  • Articulate an understanding of the role and function of both the criminal and civil court systems.
  • Utilize skills that will assist in consultation, support, and collaboration with professionals in both the human service and criminal justice fields.
  • Provide advocacy services across a range of domains related to both criminal and civil issues.

Forensic Social Work Program Sheet

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED
Are you a prospective York County Community College student? YCCC offers small classes, experienced and supportive faculty and staff that strive to help students achieve success.

Apply today, then take a look at the New Student Checklist
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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