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We are pleased to announce the FINAL TNF Restorative Practices training in:
This training is open to all TNF Grantees. This is a 2-day training and will run from 9am -3pm on May 18 and 19, 2012. Any staff member may attend, however, provided that restorative practices will help them in their role. Organizations may choose to send multiple staff members to this training.
What is the purpose of using Restorative Conferences?
- give crime victims a chance to express their feelings directly to offenders, supported by family and friends
- let offenders hear directly from the people they’ve affected
- truly resolve conflicts
- empower offenders to take responsibility for their actions
- hold offenders accountable
- provide opportunities to decide how to repair harm
- provide an opportunity for healing for victims, offenders and their communities of care
- work toward reintegrating offenders back into their community
- break cycles of misbehavior and disruption
What will I walk out of the training able to do?
- know how to prepare for and facilitate a restorative conference
- able to use the restorative conferencing script
- understand do’s and don’ts for facilitators
- know the sociological and psychological foundations of restorative conferencing
- understand the dynamics of victimization
- recognize the differences between restorative and punitive discipline
The 2-day training will be facilitated by Chantay Love of Every Murder is Real (EMIR).
For more information on Restorative Practices, please visit the website of the International Instiatute for Restorative Practices: www.iirp.edu.
Please sign up early to hold a spot in the class. This will be the final offering of Restorative Practices training from the Northwest Fund.
Sylvie & Katey
The Northwest Fund