Family Justice

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Our Family Justice courses educate individuals on how to help people with separation and divorce-related issues such as Guardianship, Parenting Arrangements, Support Matters, Agreements and Court Documents.

You will also learn about family violence and the impacts of separation and divorce on both children and parents.

Who Should Take These Courses

Our family justice courses are intended for individuals aiming for a career in the following fields:

Private Family Mediator
The Family justice courses are included in the JIBC Family Mediation Certificate program which provides a specialization in mediation within a family context. This is a 20-credit certificate program, and courses within the program are delivered in a combination of online and classroom formats. The courses may also be applied towards the minimum training requirements of Family Mediation Canada for certification as a Family Mediator.

Family Justice Counsellor
Family justice courses will provide the foundation for those who are seeking a career as a Family Justice Counsellor. It is important to note that while they will fulfill some of the application criteria they do not certify you as a Family Justice Counsellor. See Application Requirements below for further details.

For personal interest
Courses can be taken as time allows.

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Program Format

All courses are available online.

Each course identifies the approximate amount of study hours required to complete the course. The time allocated is considered adequate for working adults to complete the course; however, a participant can complete the courses in a shorter time period if they wish to do so.

Activities, self-tests, discussions, assignments, and usually a final quiz will be used in the courses to make the material relevant and practical to the participant. Computer skills are an asset.

Courses

Course dates can be found in the Family Justice Course Schedule:

Course descriptions can be found in the Family Justice Course Descriptions listing.

CourseFormer course codeCourse code
Family Justice Services in BC*FAM190FAMJ-1000
Introduction to Family Justice Services in CanadaFAM300 FAMJ-1001
Family Violence: Impact on Separation and Divorce *FAM191FAMJ-1002
Effects of Separation and Divorce on Adults*FAM181FAMJ-1005
Effects of Separation and Divorce on Children*FAM182FAMJ-1006
Mediated Agreements and Related Court OrdersFAM184FAMJ-1008
Child Support Guidelines*FAM185FAMJ-1009
Substance Use Issues in Family Justice*FAM187FAMJ-1011
Multicultural Issues in Family Justice*FAM188FAMJ-1012
Writing Children's Needs AssessmentsCustody and
Access Report
Writing
FAMJ-1021
Shuttle MediationFAM500FAMJ-1023

Note:

It's strongly recommended that FAMJ-1000 and FAMJ-1002 be completed first, and FAMJ-1009 be one of the final courses.
The Ministry of Justice may give preference to Family Justice Counsellor applicants who have completed courses marked with an asterisk *

Register

There is no screening process for the courses.

To register for courses, visit Registration online, or phone 604.528.5590 (toll-free 1.877.528.5591), 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. weekdays.

Students must meet computer hardware and software requirements prior to starting the course. If you do not have all the requirements and you still choose to take an online course, please be aware that performance may suffer noticeably, and the JIBC cannot be held responsible.

Application Requirements to Become a Family Justice Counsellor

The following criteria are required in order to apply for a position as a Family Justice Counsellor:

More Information

Email ccjd@jibc.ca with your questions about the Family Justice courses.

Further information on the position, postings, and hiring process can be found on the B.C. Public Service Employment Opportunities website.

More Information

Email ccjd@jibc.ca with your questions about the Family Justice courses.

Further information on the position, postings, and hiring process can be found on the B.C. Public Service Employment Opportunities website.


Last updated January 9, 2017