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On the Gloucester Campus, East College Drive will be closed on Monday, February 26, through the end of May due to road construction.

All traffic must use the other entrances to the College. Employees will be able to access F-lot by driving through E-lot. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause & look forward to a safer traffic pattern once construction is complete. Click HERE for a map.

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Degrees & Certificates

Child Advocacy, A.A. (Cumberland)


This program will prepare students to advocate for the rights of children by entering the workforce with an A.A. degree. Students in the program learn about vulnerable conditions that have negative consequences on children and adolescents such as disease, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. This multidisciplinary approach will offer students with a distinctive educational perspective with which to navigate the intricacies of the public child welfare system and beyond. 
Program Goals ​
  • Recognize and explain a particular understanding of the intricacies of the public child welfare system 
  • Identify and describe competencies in knowledge, methods, and applications needed for career and professional development in the field of child advocacy. 
  • To apply and demonstrate knowledge through fieldwork experience in settings such as the office of DCP&P, Child Advocacy centers, Residential Treatment facilities, the Juvenile Justice System, just to name a few. 
  • To recognize, evaluate, and plan treatment of specific cases of child abuse and neglect in the field of child advocacy.
  • To define, explain, and analyze the family unit culturally and identify the needs of that family system. 
  • To compare and contrast different multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in child advocacy.
  • Access the program to individuals living in the central and southern regions of New Jersey through a distance-learning component. ​

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.