Practicum in Restorative Justice
This seminar will provide an introduction to the theory and practices of restorative justice, a centuries-old approach to dispute resolution that emphasizes repairing harms by bringing together victims, offenders, their respective communities, and other stakeholders in a common quest for healing and reconciliation. Restorative justice programs exist in prisons, courts, schools, and many other settings. Students will learn the theory and practical skills of restorative justice in both real-world contexts and in-class simulations. Full engagement in the weekly sessions and a final paper are required. This is a skills course with limited enrollment.