Delinquency Prevention Social Worker

Provide counseling and guidance to juveniles.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Delinquency Prevention Social Workers do?

Works through community action programs to ameliorate social conditions tending to cause juvenile delinquency and provides counseling and guidance to juveniles: Aids civil authorities to plan urban, suburban, and rural development to ensure provisions for meeting social needs of youth. Works with individuals and groups in danger of becoming delinquent, through individual and group guidance and through use of community resources. Refers juveniles to community agencies, such as settlement houses, child guidance clinics, and health clinics, for mental, physical, and social rehabilitation. Works closely with law enforcement agencies, schools, employers, health, welfare, and recreation agencies. Usually attached to public agency.

Should I be a Delinquency Prevention Social Worker?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Social Worker, Delinquency Prevention

    How to Become a
    Delinquency Prevention Social Worker

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