The article concerns the interests of socially maladjusted youth. Among others the social and demographic features of the pupils of the social rehabilitation facility were presented. Research was carried out to determine the differences between socially maladjusted youth and young people who do not conflict with the law in terms of the number of interests held, their type and commitment to implementation. It was established that among the surveyed boys from the Youth Educational Centre there is a great interest in craft professions such as: car mechanic, electrician, baker, construction worker, carpenter. In addition, the results of the research revealed the preferences of boys not socially adapted to perform in the future, among other things, the profession of teacher, social worker or educator.