Advanced Certificate in Transformative Justice

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

The advanced certificate in Transformative Justice at Selkirk College, Castlegar provides the learner with an alternative perspective to conflict resolution on an interpersonal, community and global level. Transformative Justice expands the conventional conflict resolution approaches in two ways. Firstly, Transformative Justice takes the theory and practice of approaches to conflict, including healing, reconciliation and restoring relationships beyond the realm of the criminal justice system. Secondly, Transformative Justice seeks to understand and address the root causes of systemic conflict, such as political, economic and social inequality and injustice.

The certificate begins with a theoretical study of transformative justice, which leads to a more directed study that is related to the learner’s area of expertise. The certificate culminates with a practicum, where the learner is expected to demonstrate an enactment of the tenets of transformative justice in a meaningful and relevant setting.