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Fall 2022 Social Work T6724 section Z40

Call Number 15727
Day & Time
M 6:20pm-8:10pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Margarita Carson
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description The course will focus on understanding the theory and varied practices of restorative justice (RJ) and transformative justice (TJ), and how they are being used as alternatives to retributive and punitive responses to social problems and individual, community and institutional harm.  Students will learn – through modeling and practice – how to facilitate a restorative circle which can serve as the foundation for continued use of restorative practices in social work. The class will provide an understanding of the values and principles of RJ and R, and the most-commonly used RJ models and where they are being used. It will support students in understanding their own relationship to conflict and teach students how to facilitate restorative processes using peacemaking circles. Issues of power, privilege, oppression and identity will be substantial themes throughout the course, both in understanding the need for RJ and TJ, how RJ/TJ can address them, and the ways in which these issues arise in facilitation and the RJ/TJ movement.  In addition to understanding RJ, the course will also provide students with a critical analysis of other theories and practices of conflict resolution including mediation, truth and reconciliation, and transitional justice, and how all of these relate to addressing individual, communal and institutional harm.  Finally, the course will discuss how social workers can use restorative justice in a variety of settings.
Web Site Vergil
Department Social Work
Enrollment 25 students (25 max) as of 3:10PM Saturday, August 13, 2022
Status Full
Subject Social Work
Number T6724
Section Z40
Division School of Social Work
Open To Social Work
Campus Morningside
Note Elective; Open to both Residential & Online Students
Section key 20223SOCW6724TZ40

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