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Applicant Questionnaire
Please complete the following form. Some of the questions we are about to ask you may be sensitive. We are asking you these questions to learn more about your background so that we can best support you in reaching your career and academic goals. 

Program Application: Navigator Certificate 















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Socio-Demographic Information











Educational History

















Criminal Legal Experience
The Navigator Certificate course is specifically intended for individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system. Please indicate the nature of your lived experience. The following questions are related to your lived experience. 


































Employment Information










Computer Skills

All classes, whether remote or in person, requite students utilize computers. We want to gauge if our students have access to a computer and their level of comfort using them.




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Housing Information













Support(s)
We know that taking a training program can be a big commitment. We are interested in learning more about your support network.  






Food Accommodations
It is important to The Institute that each student is provided with meals before and/or during the classes he/she will be attending throughout the semester. Please answer the below questions as they relate to any food accommodations you may need? 




Referral Source

In order to continue to reach the students who are in need of the Navigator Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice course it is important for us to know the referral source that introduced you to the Navigator Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice course. Please check all that apply below. 



Level of Commitment
The Navigator Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice course is a sixteen-week commitment that each student is expected to comply with. The following questions are related to the level of commitment this course will expect from each student. 




Essay Questions

An integral part of the Navigator Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice course is writing. Please choose ONE of the THREE below questions to answer in essay form. Each essay should be 300-500 words. Complete each essay in a Word document in 12pt font, double spaced, and in New Times Roman font style. Upon completion each essay must be uploaded as an attachment to this application.


(PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST COMPLETE ONE ESSAY AND UPLOAD THOSE ESSAYS AS ATTACHMENTS OR THE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)


Essay 1
Recount a time you helped an individual or community in need.

In your essay, please include the following:
(a) Describe your approach to helping the individual(s)
(b) What contributed to you being successful in your efforts
(c) How this experience contributed to a new understanding of yourself or others.


Essay 2
What motivates you to enroll in the Navigator Certificate in the Human Services and Community Justice course? 

In your essay, please include the following: 

(a) What do you hope to gain at the end of the course?
(b) What are your career goals in the Human Services Field?
(c) How do you intend on using the skills you acquire from the Navigator Certificate in Human
       Services and Community Justice course in your current position or your future position in the
       field of Human Services?



Essay 3
Describe a time during your lived experience in the criminal justice system when you helped someone?  

In your essay, please include the following: 

(a) What challenges arose and how did you overcome those challenges with the individual?
(b) What lesson(s) did you learn from that experience?                                                                 
(c) How could the knowledge you gained from this experience help you in the Navigator
      Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice course and in the Human Services
       field?





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