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.
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.