Designed to provide students with experience in and knowledge of the criminal justice system. The field placements match students with juveniles or adults in a number of placement settings in the criminal justice system. The lecture series is intended to expose students to a wide variety of issues relevant to juvenile delinquency and criminality. It is our hope that you will not only learn about the system but also have the opportunity to reach out to juveniles and adult offenders and have a positive impact on their lives.
Attendance at your section is mandatory. Readings, a midterm project, and a final exam will be assigned. The Graduate Student Instructor for each section may state additional section requirements in class.
Students are required to obtain a DHS (Dept. of Human Services) Central Registry background check. Bring the report to the first day of class. Go to the link provided to obtain the form: http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home
The purpose of Project Outreach is to allow students to learn about themselves and psychology by becoming involved in community settings. Outreach students engage in real work in the community, designed to meet community needs.
Because all sections of Project Outreach — PSYCH 211 — are for 3 credits (on a credit/no credit basis), the academic requirements for the course are uniform across all sections (except Exploring Careers, Section 005) and include four hours of fieldwork placement, one hour of discussion section, and one hour of lecture each week.