Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention

Welcome

Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention is a 3-year intensive professional program training students in an interdisciplinary curriculum of study in law, psychology, social work and criminology. Students will develop professional skills and will acquire practical field experience.

This program can be a good stepping stone to many University programs such as Social Work, Law, Criminology, Sociology, etc.

Is this program right for you?

When accepted in Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention, you will be trained to work in some of the following fields: Centres Jeunesse (child care worker), drug rehabilitation centers (counselor), prisons & penitentiaries (correctional officer), women shelters (counselor), schools (behavioural technician), etc.

Before applying to this program, ask yourself the following questions:

How comfortable are you participating in scenarios where you conduct an interview with someone about a specific issue?

How comfortable are you participating in scenarios where you will have to help and calm down someone who is having a crisis?

How comfortable are you learning about subjects such as sexual assault, murder, child abuse, suicide, spousal abuse, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, pedophilia, organized crime, Youth Protection, drugs, etc.?

For complete information on Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention, please visit the program section of the John Abbott website. 

Members of the Department

François Chenier : Chair

François Chenier

Chair
514-457-6610 ext. 5770
HO-325
francois.chenier@johnabbott.qc.ca

During his 33 year career as a police officer in Montreal, François worked for 21 years with young delinquents and youths in difficulty and as criminal investigator and homicide detective. He also worked closely with Youth & Family centers and community organizations involved with youths.  He completed a B.A. in Political Science at Concordia University and 2 years of law at McGill University. He also served as member and president of the board of directors of Verdun Hospital. From 1987 to 2008 he was a member of the Commission des droits de la jeunesse and the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse.


Kelly Dashney :

Kelly Dashney



HO-344
kelly.dashney@johnabbott.qc.ca

Kelly is a certified Paramedic who has been teaching CPR in YACI since 2015.


Anne-Marie Gremeaux :

Anne-Marie Gremeaux


514-457-6610 ext. 5743
HO-344
annemarie.gremeaux@johnabbott.qc.ca

Anne-Marie started teaching at John Abbott in 2005 part-time and full-time in 2013. She worked as an analyst for the RCMP's Intelligence and Analysis Section for 9 years. Prior to that, she worked for Youth Protection as a Human Relations Agent for five years and as an educator for 1 1/2 years.  Anne-Marie has a Master's degree in Criminology as well as a Master's degree in College Education.


Linda Knight :

Linda Knight


514-457-6610 ext. 5883
HO-344
linda.knight@johnabbott.qc.ca

Linda has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has worked in numerous settings including the Treatment Center for Sexual Offenders at the Kingston Penitentiary, the Child and Family Centre of Brant County, the London Psychiatric Hospital, Corrections Canada and in private practice. She has been teaching at John Abbott since 2001.


Barbara Mitchell :

Barbara Mitchell


514-457-6610 ext. 5812
HO-346
barbara.mitchell@johnabbott.qc.ca

Barbara received a Master's degree in Social Work from McGill University in 1992. She has worked at child protection and children's mental health agencies in both Quebec and Ontario as well as working privately in the areas of family counselling and child custody. Barbara has been teaching at John Abbott college since 2005.


Alain Richer :

Alain Richer


514-457-6610 ext. 5834
HO-323
alain.richer@johnabbott.qc.ca

Alain has a Master's degree in Criminology. As a Montréal police officer, he worked for the youth section prior to his retirement. He has been teaching full time in the YACI Department since 2011.


Barbara Ruttenberg :

Barbara Ruttenberg


514-457-6610 ext. 5148
HO-346
barbara.ruttenberg@johnabbott.qc.ca

Barbara has been teaching at John Abbott and Concordia University for over 25 years. She has a B.A. from Concordia University and an MA in Criminology from the University of Toronto.


Ronald Schachter :

Ronald Schachter


514-457-6610 ext. 5751
HO-323
ronald.schachter@johnabbott.qc.ca


Courses

First semester courses:

Analysis of the Profession, Judicial System, Observation Methods, and Introduction to Criminology.

Second semester courses:

Communication Techniques, Juvenile Criminology, Adult Criminology, Adolescence to Maturity, and Penal Law.

Third semester courses:

Correctional Services, Juvenile Institutions, Prevention, Fieldwork I, Clinical Criminology I, and Psychopathology and Deviance.

Fourth semester courses:

Crisis Intervention, Clinical Criminology II, Ethnic and Social Diversity, and Fieldwork II.

Fifth semester courses:

Group Techniques, Drugs, CPR & First Aid, Self Defence, Integrating Legal Intervention, and Fieldwork III (one day per week).

Sixth semester courses:

Integration Seminar and Fieldwork IV (four days a week).

For a complete list of courses offered in Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention, please browse through our section of the Course Calendar.

Supplemental Information