Eastern's Certificate in Juvenile Justice Ministry:

  • Provides a credential to persons who serve youth and adult populations under correctional control
  • Prepares students to minister holistically to youth offenders and their families
  • Equips persons to administer effective and life-changing reentry and after-care with returning citizens

Program Details

  • The program is 12 credits and can be completed in one year
  • Each course has an online component with a Saturday (or 2-day) on-ground class
  • Financial Aid is available
  • A high school diploma or equivalency is required

Offered in partnership with Straight Ahead Ministries.


  • Reentry & Aftercare Models (3 credits)
  • Engaging High Risk Youth (1 credit)
  • Institutional Ministry Models (1 credit)
  • Healing Communities (3 credits)
  • Role of the Youth Worker (1 credit)
  • Contributing Factors to Delinquency (1 credit)
  • Ministry Practicum (1 credit)
  • Programming for Youth Development (1 credit)

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