The Center for Justice Reform offers innovative educational and training opportunities for restorative justice both on-campus and online. The center trains law and graduate students, community members, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers in the value of restorative and innovative criminal justice programs.
The JD/MARJ degree program offers students the opportunity to earn both a Juris Doctor (JD) and a Master of Arts in Restorative Justice (MARJ) in three academic years, the period of time ordinarily required to earn the JD. The joint degree program combines traditional law courses with restorative justice courses to prepare graduates to address deficiencies in our justice system and become the next generation of justice leaders.
The MARJ program was created for students who want to address deficiencies in our justice system and become the next generation of justice leaders. The curriculum combines traditional law courses with restorative justice courses, simulations, and experiential learning opportunities to prepare graduates for careers in restorative justice. Vermont Law School is poised to train agents of change who develop new approaches to criminal justice.
The Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice is a unique curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students, restorative justice leaders, state and non-profit managers, and other professionals who wish to develop a career focusing on restorative justice. The 9 credit program includes courses in restorative justice theory and practice, public speaking for advocates, and other course offerings.