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ACU National launches degree in Justice Studies

Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan last week launched the Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) program at Old Parliament House in Canberra.

"This degree is intended to develop the capacity of those in the justice system to work with compassion and humanity with the diverse and marginalised groups they serve," said Professor Sheehan.

The course is one of only two undergraduate degree programs in Justice Studies in the ACT/NSW region.

"This course also builds upon the University's reputation for the delivery of high quality social work and welfare programs which it has been teaching at its Canberra Campus since 1995," he said.

The University has developed a strong relationship with ACT Corrective Services and the Youth Justice branch through the delivery of case management training, a contracted review on self-harm in prisons, and more recently through developing and delivering the Master of Youth Studies Program.

In 2003, the ACT government, through a joint initiative of ACT Corrective Services and Youth Services Branch of the ACT Department of Education, Youth and Family Services offered for tender a Bachelor of Justice Studies, which would articulate with the Advanced Diploma in Community Services from the Canberra Institute of Technology.

ACU National won the tender to develop the course and deliver it on the Canberra Campus commencing in 2004. A course development committee was formed creating a unique partnership between the University and the ACT government.

ACU National launch Bachelor of Social Science--Justice Studies (ACU National 30/8/04)

ACU National

2 Sep 2004