Restorative Justice is a paradigm grounded in relationships and a set of practices to address harm, conflict and strengthen communities.
PHASE I: INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
This 12hr/6 week intensive training is designed for individuals who want to learn about restorative justice principles and practices. Restorative justice is a paradigm grounded in relationships and a set of practices to address harm, conflict and strengthen communities. In this training, we will explore restorative approaches to harm. The training will offer an understanding of the following concepts and skills. Objectives: In this Training, participants will: • Acquire an In-depth understanding of Restorative Justice and the Transformational Prison Project’s (TPP’s) philosophy, methodology and facilitation model • Learn the various restorative justice philosophies and various types of peacemaking circles • Acquire an understanding of restorative justice and its responsibility to racial justice • Achieve the opportunity to move onto the Phase II Restorative Justice and Facilitation Training
PHASE II: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND FACILITATION PRACTICES
While facilitation training is a continual life long process, this 12hr/6 week intensive training is designed for individuals to begin the process of acquiring facilitator skills which can be utilized in the following areas but are not limited to: community settings, schools, colleges, law enforcement settings, etc. The facilitation training is an opportunity for participants to evaluate and build on their ability to facilitate. Good facilitation in any setting is an art form and a specific set of skills grounded in principles: within the circle, facilitators have subject expertise, the ability to relate to others in a trauma–informed manner, know how to mine what is under the surface of what is being said, understand how to gauge their environment, know how to constructively engage the conflict in the room. Outside the circle, a facilitator should have an analysis of power that informs everything from design to delivery, a reflective practice to assess their own effectiveness, and the ability to build strategic partnerships. This is a small subset of the many skills needed to be effective.