“What would justice look like, if our first concern was the needs of those most affected?”
Participants will be trained as Restorative Justice (RJ) Conference facilitators. In a RJ Conference, harmed parties have the opportunity to tell those responsible how they have been affected. Those responsible can gain empathy and understanding — not only for those directly affected, but for family, friends, coworkers, etc. Then the responsible parties have a chance to make amends and shed the “offender” label, hopefully breaking the cycle of violence, misbehavior, and/or disruption. For more information about restorative practices, please email us at RJ@MSU.
Training participants will:
- Learn how to prepare for and facilitate an RJ Conference, through experiential learning.
- Receive the “Restorative Justice Conferencing: Real Justice and The Conferencing Handbook”, which includes:
- A step-by-step guide to setting up and conducting conferences.
- Stories which demonstrate how RJ conferences are being used around the world in schools, in criminal justice systems, the workplace, and elsewhere.
- Receive a certificate of completion from the International Institute of Restorative Practices (must complete both days).
- Enjoy snacks, refreshments, and a simple lunch.
Cost: $200 per participant ($100 for full-time students)
Seating is typically limited to the first 25 participants.
For a list of scheduled training, please visit our Events and Activities page.
To schedule a separate training, please call 517-355-8286.