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Corrections Counseling

Corrections Counseling - A.A.S. Degree and Certificate

Corrections counselors work with corrections facilities, law enforcement, courts, institutions and the overall criminal justice system to provide behavioral modification and cognitive training treatment for adult and juvenile offenders.

The Corrections Counseling program at College of DuPage offers a broad range of opportunities in institutional and community settings. Students in this program study contemporary treatment approaches, behavior modification, cross-cultural communications, addictions, ethics in counseling, family education and treatment, as well as the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Following the completion of classroom work, students must finish 300 hours of fieldwork to earn a Corrections Counseling degree or certificate.

An associate’s degree in Corrections Counseling offers students a multitude of career opportunities, such as the development of alternative and community outreach programs; staff and inmate education; the planning and implementation of transitional programs; inmate classification, placement and research; and general counseling. Graduates of this program enjoy a career that offers generous benefits in terms of professional growth and personal job satisfaction.


Contact Information

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Assistant Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Human Services Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Direct line: (630) 942-3248
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Human Services Office

The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010