Juveniles who are arrested for criminal acts are detained in state or federal correctional facilities. While they serve their time in jail it is the job of juvenile corrections officers to constantly supervise them. Juvenile corrections officers must keep records of inmate's rehabilitation process. They are responsible for routinely checking cells, informally counseling juvenile delinquents, and making sure all rules are followed accordingly.
Training requirements differ from state to state but a high school diploma or equivalent are needed. A bachelor's or associate's degree in criminal justice is preferred by most states during the hiring process. After graduation, training courses are provided by a correctional facility or by a state agency in which one must study fire safety, books and admissions, record keeping, and rights of juveniles as well as physical exercise. Upon completion of the training course, applicants must pass a state certification exam before being legally hired.
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