Graduates of the Court and Community Services concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences degree program at Venango College will have a strong understanding of the rehabilitation process and its interaction with the court system. They will work in organizations such as victim and witness assistance programs, protection from abuse programs, adoption services, child abuse agencies such as Children and Youth, foster care agencies, and work release agencies, among others.
The degree program is designed for students who are interested in the growing human services fields that work closely with the court system. This unique academic option combines a traditional rehabilitative science program with the paralegal or criminal justice education necessary to bridge the gap between the courts and social services.
Approved by the American Bar Association, it is the only such program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, putting Clarion University at the forefront of a growing field.
The program is offered completely at Venango College in collaboration with Clarion's College of Education and Human Services and the College of Business Administration. Graduates of associate degree programs in paralegal studies, rehabilitative services, or criminal justice may build upon those degrees to complete the bachelor degree.