January 10 - February 2, 2023 | Virtual
This virtual, interactive, 8-session series will provide the foundations of restorative practices and a fundamental understanding of how to serve as a facilitator in basic restorative practices that include restorative conversations with criminal system clients and survivors, specifically focused on survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. In each 2.5-hour session, participants will acquire knowledge, practice skills and receive interim assignments to supplement their learning. (There will be approximately 4 hours of supplemental work each week (discussions/assignments on harm with criminal system clients, videos, accountability circles, and circles with surrogate survivors). Participants who complete training will be ready to work with a mentor/coach and begin their practice as a restorative practices facilitator in basic restorative practices.
**CLASS IS AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.** This event is OVW sponsored. **Priority registration is granted to OVW grantees and corrections professionals.** This facilitators training is foundational to providing more advanced restorative practices including circles with primary victims, victim/survivor and offender dialogues and Circles of Support and Accountability. Training Schedule: Week 1: January 10 and 12| 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Mountain Week 2: January 17 and 19 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Mountain Week 3: January 24 and 26 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Mountain Week 4: January 31 and February 2 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Mountain Each week will have 5 hours of lecture and interactive activities, building the necessary skills participants will need to facilitate restorative practices. In addition, each week will have a discussion board where participants will be required to post at least three times per week to discussion questions, fellow students and instructors. Each week will also include supplemental reading materials, videos, homework assignments and a weekly knowledge quiz. * Requires personal computer with video and audio capabilities as each participant will be interacting with other students virtually/face to face. * All participants will have individual coaching time available during and following the course.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: • Identify key values and principles of restorative justice practices (RJP) - 5 Rs • Recognize benefits, contexts and spectrum of restorative practices and limitations including cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence and stalking. • Define victim-centered practice. • Apply skills in working with trauma impacted participants. • Identify personal biases and how they may influence your work as a facilitator. • Design culturally appropriate processes for offenders and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. • Articulate the primary goals of pre-conferencing and preparing all parties for RJP, particularly survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (harmed parties). • Assess harmed parties for readiness. • Articulate clarity of understanding of all roles in a Community Group Conference (CGC) model, specifically in cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. • Elicit succinct stories and ensuring all voices are heard. • Skillfully capture the essentials of Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Restorative, Timely agreements. • Distinguish between Community Group Conference (CGC) and Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) • Prepare all parties for VOD • Demonstrate Facilitation of VOD
* Community Corrections Officer * Victim Service Providers