Online restorative justice offerings from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding is pleased to announce upcoming online courses:

"Justice in Transition: Restorative & Indigenuous Approaches in Post-War Contexts" What does justice feel like? How can we discover a justice that truly satisfies human need? Beginning with key theoretical underpinnings and a multi-disciplinary approach to concepts of justice, this course explores the contemporary applications of transitional justice in post-war settings internationally. Participants will critique and compare various popular expressions of societal justice through a restorative justice framework. In addition, various parallel and collective indigenous justice efforts will be surveyed and compared with the dominant justice applications. Of particular interest are the growing innovations in new hybrid justice models that attempt to satisfy the collective needs of traumatized societies, and the continued search for how to ensure a future transmission of generational justice that is securely embedded within the notion of the ‘common good.’ This course will run from Jan. 15-Feb. 12. Taught by Carl Stauffer, it is being offered for one credit.

"Recovering the Vision: Conversations in Restorative Justice": Restorative justice is a simple, intuitive concept. However, when implemented in practice, challenges and complexities arise. This online course is intended for those who have some background in restorative justice and are looking to wrestle more deeply with the concepts and their application. Utilizing various platforms, students will meet online weekly, alternating between the large group and smaller working groups allowing for more in-depth conversation and personalized support. Through reading, discussion, and real-time conversations with leading practitioners and thinkers, participants will explore the principles and values of restorative justice along with challenges, dangers and pitfalls of it when put into practice. Taught by Howard Zehr, this class will run from Feb. 19-May 7 and may be taken for one or two credits.

 

For further information or to apply for a course, please go to https://www.emu.edu/cjp/restorative-justice/online-courses/ or contact Janelle Myers-Benner at 540-432-4986 or bennerj@emu.edu.

Cost per credit hour is $570. Please note that no scholarships are available for these courses.

 

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