Restorative Justice Courses

THE ANGER WORKBOOK RJ-606

CHANGING LENSES RJ-611

CRIMINAL JUSTICE RJ-609

EFFECTIVE PRISON MINISTRY RJ-607

I WAS IN PRISON RJ-604

PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAIN RJ-702

A TRAINING MANUAL FOR JAIL & PRISON MINISTRY RJ-701

Therapon University's Restorative Justice courses are a Biblical response to wrongdoing that emphasize healing the wounds of victims, offenders, families and communities caused or revealed by criminal behavior. This degree program focuses on training counselors who minister to convicts, ex-convicts, youth offenders, victims and their families.

All courses within the Biblical Counseling Curriculum may also be applied to this major.

  I WAS IN PRISON RJ-604
Text: I Was in Prison: Personal Witnessing in Jails and Prisons by Allen D. Hanson, Ph.D ./ Workbook by Daniel Hiers, Ph.D., Th.D.
Course Description: This course is a guide to personal witnessing in jails and prisons, written for the lay counselor who wishes to become involved in jail ministry in their community, or be better prepared to minister in the larger state and federal prisons.
Credits: 3 credit hours
Availability: Online or available at amazon.com. Submit answers online.
 
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  THE ANGER WORKBOOK RJ-606
Text: The Anger Workbook: A 13-Step Interactive Plan to Help You... (Minirth-Meier Clinic Series) by Les Carter, Ph.D. & Frank Minirth, M.D. / Workbook by Daniel Hiers, Ph.D., Th.D.
Course Description: A 13-step interactive Biblical program that will help prisoners identify the best ways to handle anger, understand how pride, fear, loneliness, and inferiority feeds anger, and uncover and eliminate the myths that perpetuate anger.
Credits: 3 credit hours
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  EFFECTIVE PRISON MINISTRY RJ-607
Text: Effective Prison Ministry / Text and Workbook by Daniel G. Hiers, Ph.D., Th.D.
Course Description: A study explaining the Restorative Justice paradigm, the prison system and the offender, and teaching the steps to provide an effective prison ministry.
Credits: 3 credit hours
Availability: Online Only, nothing to purchase
 
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  CRIMINAL JUSTICE RJ-609
Using the Restorative Justice Paradigm
Text: Criminal Justice: Using the Restorative Justice Paradigm / Text and Workbook by Daniel G. Hiers, Ph.D., Th.D.
Course Description: An in-depth study of the prison system, and how the Restorative Justice paradigm can be implemented.
Credits: 3 credit hours
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  CHANGING LENSES RJ-611
A New Focus For Cirme and Justice
Text: Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice (Christian Peace Shelf) by Howard Zehr / Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D.
Course Description: Howard Zehr proposes a restorative model which is more consistent with experience, with the past, and with the Biblical tradition. Based on the needs of victims and offenders, he takes into account recent studies and Biblical principles.
Credits: 3 credit hours
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  A TRAINING MANUAL FOR JAIL & PRISON MINISTRY RJ-701
Text: A Training Manual for Jail & Prison Ministry, contributed by Homeland Crisis Institute
Course Description: This manual by Chaplain Donald Gibson provides instruction for every level of involvement in jail and prison ministry, including corresponding with an inmate, visiting one-on-one with inmates, ministering in group worship services, special programs, or Bible studies inside an institution, assisting inmate’s families, and providing post-prison ministry upon an inmate’s release from a penal institution.
Credits: 3 credit hours
Availability: Online Only, nothing to purchase
 
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  PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAIN RJ-702
Text: Public Safety Chaplain, contributed by Homeland Crisis Institute
Course Description: Public Safety Chaplaincy programs are becoming more and more common throughout the world. Police departments, federal agencies and fire departments are realizing the importance of the role of the chaplain and the benefits of having such a program. This course will give you a faith-based insight into how to utilize your abilities and knowledge to minister to members of the law enforcement communities, as well as their families, victims and offenders.
Credits: 3 credit hours
Availability: Online Only, nothing to purchase

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