Training and Skills Development
As we strive to create a culture of accountability and responsibility among students, the practice of restorative justice is gaining momentum on campuses nationwide.
Traditional punitive systems that dole out punishments and fines can create adversarial relationships between students and administrators. Yet, the community building restorative justice approach makes space for profound learning moments, facilitated dialogue and repairing harm while rebuilding trust, as students take responsibility for the impacts of their actions. Plus, it provides those harmed with a safe place and a voice to share how incidents impacted them.
To implement restorative justice practices with integrity, effectiveness and care, however, staff members — from professionals to peer mentors — need to develop specific skills through intentional training.
The new 50+ page Implementing Campus Restorative Justice Practices: Training and Skills Development strategy guide offers practical, hands-on tools that are easy to implement at all institutions. It cuts to the chase to address the immediate training and skills development concerns of busy student affairs professionals, covering topics such as:
- Developing Critical Skills. Restorative justice facilitators need problem-solving, facilitation, conflict resolution, collaboration, communication and consensus decision-making skills to be effective. We show you how to focus on cultivating these key skills.
- Raising Awareness. Restorative justice is often used to fight against inequities due to systemic racism, implicit bias, marginalization and much more. Raise awareness about these multi-layered issues so your trainees can recognize personal biases and prepare to effectively do the work that needs to be done.
- Being in Compliance. From racial incidents to those involving Title IX, sexual assault, roommate issues, community harm and many others, it’s important to know what to do and how to do it in ways that comply with campus policies and federal regulations.
- Getting Familiar with Restorative Practices. There are multiple ways to incorporate restorative justice into your campus approach from restorative conferencing to peacemaking circles, victim-offender mediations, restorative dialogue and beyond. Access a host of ideas that you can use when implementing restorative justice as an alternative to traditional sanctioning.
- Taking the Nitty-Gritty Into Consideration. Staffing issues, budgetary concerns, liability awareness and creating institutional buy-in all play a part in developing a highly effective restorative justice practice. Take it all into consideration to ensure you are using human and fiscal resources responsibility and efficiently.
- Exploring Campus Restorative Justice Strategies. See firsthand how other campuses are successfully incorporating restorative justice into their systems. You don’t have to start from scratch!
Save time and effort. Throughout this 50-page guide, you’ll find impactful, straightforward training tools and information — without the fluff! You can train your staff on key skills, concepts and strategies required to implement effective restorative justice practices, using ready-made training resources such as:
- Fact sheets
- Case studies
- Discussion questions
- Facilitated activities and exercises
- Sample training agendas
- Possible restorative justice implementation ideas
Staff members working to make restorative justice part of your institutional practices will find the training tools they need in the Implementing Campus Restorative Justice Practices: Training and Skills Development strategy guide.
Plus, your campus license makes it easy to share these resources with your campus community!
What You Get
- Implementing Campus Restorative Justice Practices: Training and Skills Development 50-page digital strategy guide
- License to share and distribute with your campus programmers .
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