Juvenile Forensic Case Manager

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Background

Juvenile Forensic Case Managers work with juvenile offenders who have been identified as having a mental health diagnosis. Case Managers assess and implement service plans and complete needs assessments. Duties include working individually with clients and community resources to ensure that services are being provided to the youth.

What is the average salary of a Juvenile Forensic Case Manager? $42, 848*

What classes at GVSU may help me in my career? Discuss with your advisor which courses among those on this list, along with other courses not listed here, would best serve your career goals.
     1. PSY 301 – Child Development
     2. PSY 331 – Adolescent Development
     3. Minor in Juvenile Justice (21 credits)
          a. CJ 101 – Justice and Society
          b. CJ 201 – Criminology
          c. CJ 355 – Youth Culture and Crime
          d. CJ 420 - Correctional Counseling
          e. 6 elective courses

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What skills are important for a Juvenile Forensic Case Manager to have? Juvenile Forensic Case Managers should strive to have strong interpersonal communication skills, oral & written communication skills, empathy and listening skills and the ability to ensure confidentiality of all client’s information. In additional, strong organizational skills, the willingness to work within a team or independently, and analytical thinking skills are also important to have.

Employer Possibilities – Case managers are generally employed through governmental agencies (state and local) or non-profit organizations. Examples of specific job titles may include “juvenile case manager” or “family case manager”.


*Salary – Glassdoor.com (2017)