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Justice Management Program

Phone(775) 682-7975
Location Grant Sawyer Center - west side of National Judical College
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
MS 311
Reno, NV 89557
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Our Students

University of Nevada Justice Management Students

by the numbers

  • Program Started: Fall 2005
  • 58% from Nevada, in 26 states
  • Average Hours Spent in Courses: 1293(graduates)
  • Average Pages Written: 130(graduates)

Not Your Typical Student

The majority of Justice Management students work full-time in justice-related careers such as parole and probation, juvenile detention, alternatives to incarceration programs, corrections, court administration, law enforcement, child protection services, counseling, law practice, and the judiciary. Positions range from front-line staff to supervisors to directors. Others work in education or in the private sector. A small but growing percentage are recent university graduates seeking a career in justice.

Not Your Typical Program

A key aspect of the Justice Management program is the delivery of its courses online. The online aspect is essential as students reside all over the country. The typical Justice Management student requires a flexible program that can accommodate busy professional work schedules. As the program grew, the student base broadened to include those in adult justice, corrections, law enforcement, court administration, education, counseling, legal practice, the judiciary, and students who just recently completed bachelor’s degrees.

While students residing in the Reno area may take designated UNR courses from other departments (as set forth in the Justice Management curriculum catalog), most choose to take the Justice Management online courses to complete their degrees.

Student Options

Another important aspect of the Justice Management program is the offering of both a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option allows students to produce an academic research study in conjunction with earning their degree, and the non-thesis option allows students to produce a professional paper that, while based in theory, encompasses an application approach and may be directly related to the improvement of some aspect of the justice system.

List of JM Professional Projects - 2005 to Present

Constructing and Implementing a More Effective Juvenile Justice System: Addressing Intake Concerns and the Programs and Treatments Offered to Juveniles

Foul Ball?  The Impact Of the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” in California


Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Benton County Juvenile Department (Oregon)

The Effects of Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment and Case Management for Parents of Drug Exposed Infants: An Analysis of the St. Louis County Family Court SAFETI Program

Churchill County [Nevada] Juvenile Detention Facility

Hispanics and the Difficulties in Becoming Certified Language Interpreters.

Judges as Adult Learners: A Proposed Research Project to Assess and Compare Material Retention from Online Learning and In-Person Seminar Teaching Methods

Physical Fitness and Mentoring as an Intervention to Reduce Juvenile Recidivism

Professional Project Title: State Adult Pre-Release Rehabilitation Programs: An examination of program operations, recidivism impact, and reporting

Maysi~2 Characteristics of Restrained Youth

Truancy in Washoe County, from SARB to Attendance

An Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems in Water Treatment and Distribution Systems

Parental Kidnapping: Causes and Prevention

Truancy Educational Program for Parents of Latino Students in Washoe County School District and the Impact on Latino Juveniles

Dangerous Drugs: An Informational Guide for Parents

Integrating an Effective Business Management Approach to Court Management: A Proposal for Successful TQM Training Implementation in the County of El Paso

School Based Probation A Review of Information

Two Programs for Prison Moms

Rethinking ICE: Ten Years Later

Challenges of Implementing the Sanctuary Model: Introducing Systemic Cultural Change in New York Juvenile Justice Facilities

Eighth Amendment and Medical Rights of Inmates: Civil Liability

The Benefits of having a School-Based Probation Program at Hug High School in Washoe County.

A Guidebook: Paralleling Case Management During Juvenile Detention Reform

The C2C Project: A Proposal for Implementing Employee Cross-Training and Court File Management in the Chaves County District Court Clerk’s Office

On-Line Training Program for Clatsop County Juvenile Department

Alternative Treatment Approaches for Juvenile Delinquency

A Strategic Collaboration of Law & Science for a Healthy & therefore, Safe CommunityIn the Cause of Public Health and Safety;Plaintiff: What Feels Good v. Defendant: What Truly Works

Creating and Implementing a Law Enforcement Volunteer Victim Advocate Program

Drug Court: Does It Work? A Preliminary Analysis of Findings

The Recidivism Rate for Alternative to Incarceration Program in the State of Nevada

Creating and Implementing a Safety Enhancement Zone Ordinance for the City of Davis


Opportunities for Change: Promoting the Principles of Effective Intervention through a Community Juvenile Justice Program Assessment Program Assessment For the Benton County Juvenile Department

The True Benefit of the Police Volunteer Program

Training New Probation Officer Supervisors in Yavapai County Arizona

Jefferson County Juvenile Drug Court: Proposal for Implementation

Revenue Generation vs. Justice: Where is the balance?

And Justice for All? A Comparative Analysis of Domestic Matter Case Resolution Rates for Pro Se Litigants in the Sixth Judicial District Court of New Mexico

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Anti-DUI Program for High School Students The Every 15 Minutes Program

Exploring Solutions: Parental Perception of School Environment as a Factor in Truancy

The Relationship Between Juvenile Diversion Programs and RecidivismFor Juvenile Offenders

Accessibility and Fairness of the Nevada Court System

Can the Family Empowerment Program Reduce Recidivism?

A Comparative Analysis of Louisiana Trial Judge's Perception and Use of Judicial Privatization

Critical Incident Stress and the Perceived Availability of Peer Support for Civilian Criminalistics Personnel

Aggression Replacement Training for Angered Youth

Informing Resource and Operational Priorities Applying a Best-Practices Framework: Review of Juvenile Services Division Data and Operations, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice


Coconino County Revocation Court:  Building an Evidence-Based Platform to Measure Reduced Recidivism

JM 796 UNR Professional Project Clark County Juvenile Probation Placements 


The Contribution of Placement Instability and Social Control Theory Variables to Arrest Rates of Individuals Aging Out of Foster Care

The Impact of Placement Location on Outcome Measures for Juveniles on Parole

Specialized Treatment Court for Justice Involved Veterans:Determining if There is a Need in Wyandotte County

El Paso County Juvenile Drug Court Program Comprehensive Report June 2004 through December 2007

Traditional and Non-Traditional Methods of Probation

Using the CAFAS as a Predictor of Recidivism in Court-Adjudicated Adolescents

Prisoner Grievances: Ombudsman as an Alternative

Will the Court Bail Project Impact the Amount of Court Fines and Fees Collected?

An outcome evaluation of the Washoe County mental health court.

Developing an Ethnically and leader-Centered Law Enforcement Organization: The New Police Chief's Challenge

The Effects of Intrusiveness on Protective Details

Managing Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Girls Circle Programs: Improving Adolescent Female Bonds

Washoe County Juvenile Probation Training Manual

Job Rotation:  Decreasing Absenteeism in the Justice Field

Implementation of Detention Risk Assessment Instrument at Wasco County Youth Services and NORCOR Detention Facility


Art Therapy Program for Incarcerated Youths

The Development of a Behavior Management Program in The Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility

Comparing Survey Methods to Determine the Best Method For Surveying Court Administrators

Brief Intervention, Gender and Hope

Disportionality in the Child Welfare System

Juvenile Justice Reform Index (JJRI) Framework Document

2009 Nevada Juvenile Services Strategic Plan Juvenile Services Division of Child and Family Services State of Nevada

Disproportionate Sexual Assaults Against Transgender Women in Correctional Facilities

Effective Internal Investigation Report Writing With Attorney-Client and Attorney Work Product Privilege Protections

Summer Youth Employment Program and the Effects of Future Employment for At-Risk Youth

Increasing Productivity in the Workplace Through the Use of Online Modules

Developing and Implementing a Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorder Specialty Court

Recommendations for a Veterans Treatment Court in Wyandotte County, Kansas

An Analysis of the Relationship Between Background Screening and Employee Turnover in Specialized Investigative Agencies

Curriculum Design Proposal for SHARE Program

A Preliminary Investigation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Juvenile Delinquent Behavior

Strategic Plan: An Analysis of the Issues Related to Jail Overcrowding at the Napa County Department of Corrections

Developing an Evidence Based Juvenile Services Department

Cost Analysis of Capital Punishment: The Negative Effects on State and County Budgets

Juvenile Detention Alternatives, Treatment and Transition

Native Youth and Elder Lesson Building: Preventive Delinquency Program

Bridging Two Worlds: Developing a Cultural Competence Program for Law Enforcement serving in Indian Country

Does the "Thinking for a Change" Integrated Cognitive Behavior Change Program Reduce Recidivism in Juveniles who successfully complete the Program in Jefferson County Colorado

Mental Illness in America: Reducing Violent Crime through Accurate Diagnosis and Needs-Specific Diversion Programs

Reducing Recidivism among Juvenile Hispanic Female Offenders through Community Based Reentry Programs

American Indian Students in the Washoe County School District: Juvenile Justice, Strategic Planning and Interagency Communication

Exploring Disproportionate Minority Contact through Educational Rehabilitation

Prison to Success: Proposal for a New Re-Entry Program

Becoming a High Performance Court: The Importance of a Case Management and Compliance Program

Offender Recidivism: The Effectiveness of Faith-Based Cognitive Treatment Programs

The Effectiveness of School Police Officers in Schools

Improving employee satisfaction and consistency: A review of successful court management practices and training programs.

A Policy for NDOC Officers Involved in Critical Incidents.

JDAI and transferred juveniles: A review of juveniles transferred from juvenile court to adult court in Missouri

Trimming the Fat: A Wellness Program for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office

The Role of Minor’s Counsel, Cultural Competency and Reunification Outcomes of Diverse Families in the California Juvenile Dependency System

Cultural Competency Training for Child Welfare Law Parent’s Attorneys and Improved Case Outcomes

Reviewing Best Practices to Improve Jury Management at the Washoe County District Court

Affordability of Providing Direct-Acting Oral Medications as Treatment for the Hepatitis C Virus to the California Prison Population

The effects of overtime on police officer safety and performance

Reentry Program for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders in Reno, Nevada

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