This course will give you a working knowledge of the following:
- The concept of participatory democracy in the context of restorative justice practices
- The concept of social capital in the context of harm prevention and repairing damaged relationships
After completing the course, you should be able to do the following:
- Apply structured and responsive uses of restorative justice philosophy, values and practices in family, group, and community-wide situations
- Describe best practices in community development that prevent crime, reduce harm, and repair damaged relationships
- Use various community-friendly evaluation strategies for measuring program and process outcomes
- Initiate meaningful and sustainable responses to community challenges
Textbooks and learning materials
You are responsible for purchasing the required course texts and we recommend you obtain them as soon as you’ve registered.
Ball, J., Caldwell, W., & Pranis, K. (2010). Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press.
Block, P. (2008). Community: The Structure of Belonging. San Francisco, California: Berrett-Koehler.