Corrections Careers

What Types Of Careers Are Available For Graduates With A Degree In Corrections?

At Tiffin University, we offer education for real life, and this means that upon graduation, you’ll be ready to go into any number of career paths.  Some examples of these are listed below.

Case Manager – (Correctional Program Specialist) A Case Manager works with offenders inside of a prison to ensure effective individualized case management. They develop treatment plans and assist the offender in learning skills to enhance their chance of success upon reentry.

Correctional Officer – Correctional Officers work directly with inmates in prisons and jails. They have day-to-day contact with inmates and primarily focus on the safety and security of the institution. Promotional opportunities are plentiful for those with a four-year degree.

Parole Officer – Parole Officers work with offenders that have been released from prison. They are responsible for establishing an offender management plan that assists the offender in successfully re-integrating with society. They monitor the day-to-day activities of offenders and ensure compliance with court-ordered sanctions and treatment plans. They also have the authority to temporarily revoke parole for violations of the parole conditions.

Reentry Coordinator – (Parole Program Specialist) Reentry Coordinators work with all aspects of the justice system to ensure the successful reentry of offenders back into their local communities. They perform activities such as assisting offenders with locating vital resources, establishing mentoring programs for offenders, and providing support services for parole officers and other justice system actors.

Chemical Dependency Specialist (Parole Program Specialist) (with appropriate licensure) – Chemical Dependency Specialists work with offenders that have chemical dependency issues. This activity takes place both within and outside of prisons and jails.

Sex Offender Specialist (Parole Program Specialist)– Sex Offender Specialists work with sex offenders to lower their risk of re-offending and ensure compliance with court-ordered sanctions. They provide individual and group counseling, as well as individual case management and monitoring of offenders.

Jail/Prison Inspector – Jail/Prison Inspectors perform audits of correctional facilities to ensure compliance with applicable standards and laws. They often investigate jail and prison complaints from inmates and citizens and work closely with the warden and jail administrators or law enforcement executives to solve critical issues relating to the health, life, and safety of inmates and staff.

Probation Officer – Probation Officers work with offenders that were placed on probation in lieu of going to jail or prison. They monitor and ensure the compliance of the court-ordered sanctions and treatment program. Typically, these employees work for county-level government.

Criminal Justice Planner – Criminal Justice Planners work as administrative personnel to ensure that the appropriate policies are being implemented by government. They develop technical reports and long-range forecasts of the offender population.

Grants Manager – Grants Managers research, write, and manage governmental grants that further the mission of criminal justice agencies. They also evaluate projects within their scope of authority.

Bailiff – Bailiffs work as the security arm of the judge in most courts. They enforce courtroom policy and etiquette and manage the caseload for the judge.