Restorative Justice Certificate
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 part-time program, you’ll learn how victims, offenders and community members can reach solutions that allow them to live together in safer, healthier environments.
Why this program?
- 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
- Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status
1–3 years (from start date of first course)
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program.
Self-paced within set assignment deadlines
Electives (choose 2):
See individual courses for textbook details
$990/course (not including textbooks)
$75 program application fee
Register for individual courses at any time, with the option to apply to the program later.
Enroll in the certificate program to:
- Track your progress in your student account
- Access potential tax credits
- Be eligible to graduate when you finish
As a youth outreach worker, Jaclyn Barkase is using a restorative approach to support high school students from Vancouver’s low-income communities.
Kim Riddell, a local social worker and a graduate of our online Restorative Justice Certificate, has seen the power of restorative justice firsthand.
Educator and musician Colin McLean talks about the tools and ideas he gained to resolve conflict and address harm in an institutional setting.