Professional Certificate In Restorative Justice

Students complete the Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice online, on campus, or a hybrid of both. To obtain the certificate a student must earn a minimum of 9 credits through enrollment in at least three courses.

Students pursuing the Professional Certificate must take one of the foundational courses, Principles of Restorative Justice or Restorative Justice Theory and Practice or Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice. The remaining courses are chosen from an approved list of electives. A student pursuing a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice may apply Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice credits toward the Master of Arts in Restorative Justice with approval from the Director of the Center for Justice Reform.

Required Course - 3 Credits

  • Principles of Restorative Justice (3) or Restorative Justice Theory and Practice (2) or Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice (3)

Elective Courses - Minimum of 6 Credits

  • Restorative Justice in Educational Institutions (3)
  • Ethics and Restorative Justice (3)
  • Juvenile Justice (3)
  • Restorative Justice Theory and Practice (2)
  • Adversity, Trauma, and Victimization (3)
  • New Approaches to Domestic and Sexual Violence (3)
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (2)
  • Clemency, Pardons, Expungement (3)
  • Narrative Writing Seminar (3)
  • Restorative Justice in Indigenous Communities (3)
  • Advanced Restorative Practices (2)
  • Global Restorative Justice (3)
  • Legislation Regulation (3) or Legislation Regulation Survey (3)
  • Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership (3)
  • Advanced Victim Rights Seminar (3)

These are the current elective courses. Additional elective courses are in development.

Courses are subject to change. For more information contact the Office of the Registrar: registrar@vermontlaw.edu.