Corrections & Juvenile Justice Studies


Tim Carman is the former director of probation and parole for the Kentucky Department of Corrections. His experience in the criminal justice field includes adult and juvenile corrections. He has worked as a pre-trial officer, counselor, group home director, supervisor and manager.


Corrections and juvenile justice are critical components of the criminal justice system. With no shortage of crime and mandatory structured sentencing, the demand for highly-qualified individuals to manage and supervise inmates in detention and throughout the rehabilitation process remains high. 

Eastern Kentucky University is a recognized leader in criminal justice programming and offers one of the few degrees in the nation devoted to adult corrections and juvenile justice. Whether you are starting a new career or want to advance in your current one, EKU’s online corrections and juvenile justice studies degree programs could be the first step to reaching your goals.

Choose from four program options:

What sets our program apart?
Focusing on rehabilitation and proven best practices, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as rehabilitation strategies for adults and juvenile offenders, the juvenile justice system, criminal justice, ethics and perspectives on crime and delinquency.

  • 8-week terms
  • No campus visits required
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • Study anytime, from anywhere
  • Dynamic, supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated academic advisor