Resolve conflict using a restorative approach
Restorative justice is an alternative approach to conflict resolution based on restorative values and practices. Rather than focusing on blame and punishment, the approach builds understanding, relationships, healing and restoration. In our professional restorative justice courses and part-time program, you’ll learn how victims, offenders and community members reach solutions that allow them to live together in safer, healthier environments.
- Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
- Build on real-world experience through hands-on learning with a cohort of peers from different professional backgrounds
- Develop connections with other community leaders, including your instructors, who are dedicated to restorative justice values
- Learn from experts active in the field of restorative justice
13 weeks / course
$970 / course
Take our short courses one at a time to suit your schedule.
View restorative justice courses:
20 Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy CRJ315 CRJ315-ON1211
12 Restorative Justice Process Models: Applications CRJ442 CRJ442-ON1214
Finish in 1 year
Our Restorative Justice Certificate program includes a choice of electives.
You'll learn to:
- Define restorative justice values and practices in family, group and community-wide situations
- Understand the psychology of harm and moving beyond the victim-offender paradigm
- Develop your restorative justice practice including mediation, conferencing, dialogue, circles and consensus building
- Deepen your knowledge of human rights and social justice using examples from around the world
- Apply restorative justice principles in your unique educational settings
Is this program for you?
This program is for anyone looking for a new way of helping people deal with harm in their communities, schools and organizations. Our students include participants from such areas as:
- Corrections, criminal justice and policing
- Social work and family services
- Non-profit sector
- Community development