Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice, B.A.

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Kathleen Mullin, J.D., Speaks About New Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice Program

Kathleen Mullin, J.D., Director of the university's new program in Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice, spoke recently with WTIC radio's Ray Dunaway. In the interview Mullin explained the concepts behind restorative justice.

Listen to the interview.

USJ’s bachelor of arts program will prepare you with a solid foundation in Criminal Justice, along with expertise in Restorative Justice, a growing component of the field. Our innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum will prepare you for career success — and the ability to make a difference in your community!

Highlights of the program include


  • Great faculty, experts in the field
  • Small classes and mentorship opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum that includes Criminal Justice, Victimology, Social Research, Psychology, Law/Ethics, and more
  • Strong professional connections and network opportunities
  • Internships in the community, focused on Restorative Justice


  • Hybrid format — courses are online and on campus
  • Ideal schedule for working adults — most classes start after 5:30 p.m.
  • Easy transfer process

Please see online catalog for further information.

Great Career Potential

Did you know? Criminal Justice is the 5th best major in terms of employment.

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice is one form of justice which focuses on the full scope of injuries, the needs of victims, the responsibilities of offenders and the roles of community and government. The study of restorative justice includes underlying principles of accountability, a focus on victims and community, general public policies, and specific programs and practices.

Restorative Justice positions include:

  • Victim Rights Advocate
  • School Resource Officers
  • Youth Development Professional
  • Mediator
  • Law Enforcement Professional, including Probation Office, Parole Officer, Community Supervision Officer
  • Re-entry Professionals

Build your expertise from field & internship experiences

Possible sites include

  • York Correctional Institute and other Department of Correction facilities
  • Alternative high schools
  • Hartford Police Department
  • CT Juvenile Training Academy
  • Community Partners in Action
  • Adult & Child Probation (Judicial Branch)
  • Community Court (Judicial Branch)
  • Public Defender’s Office (Judicial Branch)
  • Office of the Victim Advocate

For more information, contact Kathleen Mullin, J.D., Director of Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice, [email protected].

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