Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice

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The Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) in association with the Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Education (ICLE) presents a 2 Day Online Certificate training on Restorative Justice. This intensive programme which has the African Forum for Restorative Justice (AFRJ) as Technical Partners is facilitated by a robust faculty inclusive of Judicial Officers, a UN Expert as well as a South Africa-based Global Board Member of Restorative Justice International (RJI) amongst many others

Venue: Online
Date: October 26th- 27th 2022
Course Fee: N40,000 per candidate

Target Audience

This course is designed for criminal justice practitioners such as lawyers, magistrates, judges, police and correctional officers, amongst other interested participants (such as teachers, religious leaders, social workers, psychologists, parents, private individuals and organizations). The course will cover the following study modules to ensure basic competencies and professionalism.

Study Modules/Courses

  • RJ 101: Concept, Principles, and Values of Restorative Justice
  • RJ102: Methods and Practice of Restorative Justice.
  • RJ103: Legislative and Legal Frameworks (Global Perspective)
  • RJ 104: Practicum/Examination.



Don John O. Omale PhD is a UNODC Expert on Restorative Justice, Founder of the African Forum for Restorative Justice (AFRJ), a British Chevening Scholar of Criminology; and Professor of Criminology at the Federal University Wukari Taraba State, Nigeria. He holds a BSc in Psychology (University of Nigeria, Nsukka), MSc Criminology (University of Leicester, UK) and PhD Criminology with a specialism in Restorative Justice & Victimology at the Centre for Community and Criminal Justice, De-Montfort University Leicester, England, UK. He is an alumnus of the Rotary Foundation International “Group Study Exchange Programme” to California, District 5230 USA (2002).; an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Delegate to the Model United Nations Congress in New York, USA (2003) funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London. He voluntarily disengaged from the Nigerian Prisons Service as Assistant Controller of Prisons (ACP) and has directed Research and Training at the Prisons Staff College Kaduna, and the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna respectively.

He is internationally published and has presented academic papers in Restorative Justice, Counter Violent Extremism and Victimology at international conferences in the UK, USA, Canada, The Hague; Bangkok, Valletta Malta, South Africa, Mozambique, Addis Ababa, Morocco, Cairo, Egypt and Dakar, Senegal. He is an International Advisory Board member to the Restorative Justice Initiative Midland, UK, the Community of Restorative Researchers, UK and Restorative Justice International, USA respectively. He is also the “Africa Book Review Correspondent” to the International Journal of Restorative Justice at the Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium. He is a member of the World Society of Victimology and a Fellow of the Institute of Criminology and Penology, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the author of a bestseller book titled ‘Restorative Justice and Victimology: Euro-Africa Perspectives’ published in The Hague, Netherlands by Wolf Legal Publishers.

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