June 7-30, 2021 | Virtual
Join us for a virtual, interactive, eight session series that will provide the foundations of restorative justice practices and a fundamental understanding of how to serve as a facilitator in basic restorative practices. In each 2.5 hour session, you will acquire knowledge, practice skills and receive interim assignments to supplement your learning. At the end of this training, those who complete will be ready to work with a mentor facilitator and begin their practice as a restorative justice facilitator.
Space for this advanced training is limited to 25 participants. Preference for this training will be given to Tribal Probation Academy graduates and then to professionals providing probation services in tribal communities for tribal courts. A waitlist may be established. Training Schedule: Week 1: Monday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 9 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST Week 2: Monday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 16 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST Week 3: Monday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 23 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST Week 4: Monday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 30 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST *Each week there are 5 hours of lecture plus 4 hours independent study , which totals 9 hours per week commitment. **(36 hours over course of training)*** **There will be a Blackboard Participant Introduction on May 27, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CST**
**Topics covered during each 2.5 hour session:** **Session 1 | Foundations of RJP Values, Principles and Practices** * Understand roots and history of restorative justice practices (RJP). * Name key values and principles of RJP- 5 Rs. * Practice fundamental restorative process- Connection Circle. * Identify important facilitator skills and qualities. * Recognize benefits, contexts and spectrum of restorative practices. * Identify primary roles within various restorative processes. **Session 2 | Primary Facilitator Responsibilities** * Define victim-centered practice * Develop awareness and skills in working with trauma impacted participants * Consider contributing factors to offending behaviors * Build awareness of personal biases and how they may influence your work as a facilitator * Designing culturally appropriate processes **Session 3 | Preparing Harmed Parties for a Restorative Justice Process** * Articulate the primary goals or pre-conferencing and preparing all parties for RJP * Define and demonstrate active listening and other key facilitator skills * Demonstrate understanding of guide to pre-conferencing harmed parties * Assess harmed parties for readiness **Session 4 | Preparing Responsible Parties for a Restorative Justice Process** * Articulate the primary goals in pre-conferencing responsible parties * Define and demonstrate quality questioning to discern responsibility and intentions for repair * Demonstrate understanding of guide to pre-conferencing responsible parties * Assess responsible parties for readiness * Distinguish between facilitation, mediation and centering your voice vs. those of participants **Session 5 | Preparing Community Members and Support People for Participation and Getting Ready to Facilitate** * Understand the importance of pre-conferencing additional parties * Articulate clarity of understanding of all roles in a Community Group Conference model * Prepare a conference guide * Identify facilitations styles and how to work in co-facilitation model * Demonstrate tone setting and opening a RJP **Session 6 | Facilitation Practice (1)** * Elicit succinct stories and ensuring all voices are heard * Navigating challenging moments * Supporting clarifying questions vs interrogation * Recognize when it is time to transition and develop language to do it **Session 7 | Facilitation Practice (2)** * Building on strengths and assets * Demonstrate facilitation of brainstorming * Skillfully capturing the essentials of Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Restorative, Timely agreements * Define consensus and ensure all parties have reached consensus * Identify the potential for repair and reintegration- setting up monitoring and accountability. **Session 8 | Facilitation Practice (3) Victim Offender Dialogues** * Distinguish between CGC and VOD * Practicum- prepare all parties for VOD * Demonstrate Facilitation of VOD * Demonstrate self-awareness and shared responsibility as a facilitator. * Recognize when it is over and end well * Celebrations and feedback
* Community Corrections Officer