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Advanced RJ Training: Training for Trainers

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Time & Location

May 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

** Prerequisite for registration: You must have completed Intro to RJ Circles 

*This session will take participants through the process of preparing and holding a restorative justice circle.

Payment is requested on a sliding scale below. Please consider making a payment to support our work and help us better serve the community. May you need financial assistance, please contact Sal Corbin at sal.corbin@yahoo.com

Location: ONLINE (Zoom link provided after registration)

Questions about the training? contact Jeri Fields at jerifields2001@gmail.com

Restorative Justice, or "RJ," is a philosophy and set of practices that engage the community in building relationships and repairing harm through inclusive dialogue, deep understanding, and shared power. This is an activity based workshop aiming to provide participants a chance to engage restorative practices through the lens of relationship building, restoration, and maintenance.  

Attendees will engage in community building exercises, multimedia presentation, and ample dialogue around the core tenets of "RJ." Participants will have a chance to keep different aspects of their own restorative circle, designed in the model that the DC Peace Team uses in the greater Washington, DC community. This training is an opportunity for trainers to become more aware of the circle keeping process and the facilitation skills needed to keep circle members engaged in sharing space. Our goal is to inject confidence in participants to take the method of circle keeping they practice with today and apply it to their areas of focus/interest/employment (Education, Reentry, Conflict Mediation).

Objectives:

     1. Achieve an understanding of the core tenets of Restorative Justice

     2. Learn basic facilitation skills related to circle keeping

     3. Understand and participate in the DC Peace Team method of Restorative Circle Keeping 

     4. Practice holding restorative circles independent of DCPT trainers 

 

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Contribution:

Payment is requested on a sliding scale. Please consider making a payment to support our work and help us better serve the community. Your contribution will also help strengthen our efforts to accommodate more participants with financial needs. May you need financial assistance, please contact Sal Corbin at sal.corbin@yahoo.com

Payments by checks can be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 7305 Baylor Ave. College Park, MD 20740. May you wish to pay by check, please contact sal.corbin@yahoo.com in advance to request access to the zoom link.

This training is provided by the DC Peace Team, which empowers ordinary civilians to increasingly serve their communities particularly as nonviolent peacekeepers, and by extension as peacemakers and peacebuilders. The DC Peace Team lives this mission by: deploying unarmed civilian protection and accompaniment units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches.

For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at www.dcpeaceteam.org

Facilitator(s):

Jeri Fields (she/her) is a former educator who serves in her community as a first responder chaplain with a longstanding commitment to the spiritual well-being of all of God’s people. She recently earned a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice from Vermont Law School. Jeri is inspired by the transforming and healing powers that occur within restorative practices that offer spaces to be brave and vulnerable as personal stories are shared openly with authenticity, deep listening, and respect for others. In her professional and personal life, Jeri is passionate about restorative justice and is an enthusiastic member of the Restorative Justice family of the DC Peace Team.

Heather Thompson (she/her) has been a legal assistant with the Public Defender's office since 2017. Prior to that, she worked with a non-profit organization that focused on bail reform. From 2007-2015, she was a Courtroom Clerk at the Montgomery County Circuit Court. She is a recent graduate of Montgomery College, where she earned two associate degrees.  She holds one degree in Criminal Justice and one in General Studies with a Social Science Concentration. Heather has participated in victim-offender dialogues in the past and is a passionate advocate for criminal and social justice reform. 

Jamal Jones (He/they) is a second-generation educator who earned their bachelor degree in Psychology and also earned a Masters in Special Education and currently teaches adult learners in DC. Jamal's career focus has been on at-risk, juvenile, and special education students, specifically students with Emotional Behavior Disorders. Over 10 years of working alternative school settings, Jamal learned of the importance of Restorative Justice and practices it whenever possible. Jamal also speaks as a survivor of Domestic Violence, the experience strengthens the belief in RJ as a healing tool. 

Sal Corbin offers training in Active Bystander Intervention, Restorative Justice, Unarmed Civilian Protection and conflict mediation. He worked for 15 years in academia as a Psychology Professor before transitioning to nonprofit work. He has done Workforce Development training and program management and is a Training Coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Institute. His vision is to help others build and maintain healthy relationships, with conflict transformation as the primary focus. His extensive background in leadership facilitation supports his efforts to keep showing up and sharing. 

Tickets

  • 120

    Your generous contribution will help strengthen our efforts to accommodate more participants with financial needs.

    $120.00
    +$3.00 service fee
  • 90

    Your generous contribution will help strengthen our efforts to accommodate more participants with financial needs.

    $90.00
    +$2.25 service fee
  • 60

    Your generous contribution will help strengthen our efforts to accommodate more participants with financial needs.

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee
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    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee

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