Training in Restorative Justice
Thursday, 3 June 2021 (All day) to Thursday, 8 July 2021 (All day)



ONE virtual event taking place on SIX Thursdays:
June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, and July 8 from 12:00 - 2:00pm ET

Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residence Life will give you a thorough understanding of restorative justice principles and practices, strong facilitation skills, practical information about program implementation, and the satisfaction of having participated in a powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritually-uplifting training experience.

Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, students, and other staff interested in implementing restorative justice on their campuses.

Training Topics

Overview of Restorative Justice (RJ)
Principles, practices (circles, conferences, boards, CoSA), evidence of effectiveness, case studies, place of RJ in campus codes of conduct, restorative justice as a global social movement
RJ Outcomes
Repairing harm, apologies, restitution, community service, rebuilding trust/safety concerns

Issues in Facilitation
Diversity and inclusion, trauma-informed care, denials of responsibility, blaming and shaming, safety concerns, secondary victimization

Introduction to Facilitation
Role of facilitator, sequence of process, pre-conference preparation, post-conference support and mentoring, facilitation guide or script, ground rules, listening and reflection skills
Identifying Harms and Needs
Material/physical harm, emotional/spiritual harm, communal/relational harm, moving from harms to needs, applications for conduct violations, residential life; bias incidents, sexual misconduct, academic integrity
Program models, referrals, case management, marketing a program, training, policy and code revision, circle practice for community-building, restorative return from suspension