Facilitating Victim-Offender Dialogues: A Restorative Justice Training

Facilitating Victim-Offender Dialogues: A Restorative Justice Training
Date and time
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, February 09, 2019
Description

This training will prepare students and community volunteers to facilitate dialogues between someone who has committed an offense and the person/people impacted by the offense. This process will be applied to two types of case referals: juvenile offenders referred by the Green County Juvenile Office, and Missouri State students who have violated the university Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Victim-offender dialogue is a facilitated discussion between someone whose offense has caused harm and those impacted by the person's actions.

  • All parties are prepared in advance to take in a structured dialogue about the harm caused.
  • Those involved have a chance to "tell their story" and ask questions of one another.
  • The parties then work together to develop a plan to repair the harm caused and hold the person whose actions caused the harm accountable. This plan may include the payment of restitution, the completion of meaningful community or university service or other creative options.
  • The goal of the plan is both to repair the harm but also to reintegrate students who have committed conduct violations into the university community.

This training will cover basic restorative justice principles and will begin to prepare participants to facilitate Victim-Offender Dialogues in two types of cases: with juvenile offenders referred by the Greene County Juvenile Office, and with Missouri State students who have violated the university Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

No prior mediation experience is necessary to become a volunteer victim-offender dialogue facilitator. Additional follow-up training will be provided to program volunteers.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

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Admission
Free
Open to current students, faculty, staff
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