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 & Juvenile Justice Studies

As larger prison populations strain state budgets, the criminal justice system is shifting focus from containment to rehabilitation. These changes bring a variety of rewarding career opportunities in corrections and juvenile justice. While the demand for highly-qualified individuals to manage and supervise the nation’s prison population remains high, there is an increasing need for professionals focused on offender rehabilitation and treatment programs.

Eastern Kentucky University is a recognized leader in criminal justice programming and provides 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 programs could be the first step to reaching your goals.

 Choose from multiple 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.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty service members
  • No campus visits required
  • Law enforcement officers that have completed Kentucky's DOCJT training can receive 9 hours of college credit
  • Personal advisors stay with you from application to graduation
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Study anytime, from anywhere
  • Dynamic, supportive learning environment