Spring, 2018 (DATE TBD) South Burlington Community Justice Center
9:30a – 4:00pm
Registration for this event is now closed. If a colleague of yours is currently registered and you’d like to participate, please fill out the form below and contact me directly.
Implementation of Restorative Justice (RJ) in schools has been linked to reduced discipline referrals, reductions in violent and serious incidents, decreases in punitive and exclusionary discipline responses, increased student attendance and improved academic outcomes, and enhanced social emotional learning.
This introductory one-day workshop is focused on Advancing Restorative Justice in middle and high schools in Vermont, and will be geared towards people who work in schools. No prior experience is needed. Those familiar with use of the restorative justice approach have ample opportunities to share their experience and grow. We will cap attendance at 38 people.
The workshop intends to assist participants with the integration of restorative justice principles and practices into the schools in which they work.
Achievement Based Objectives
Participants will be expected to actively grapple with the material and apply the major pieces of content in ways relevant to them. By the end of the 6hr. workshop participants will have:
• Identified personal values and compared them to restorative justice.
• Defined restorative justice in their own words and in a way that is relevant for staff and students.
• Practiced circle process as a way to build community.
• Examined a three-tiered framework for RJ in schools and assessed application in their school.
• Proposed action steps to integrate RJ in their school to enhance school climate.
Since October 2015, over 300 people have completed this six-hour Advancing Restorative Justice in Schools workshop
Registration & Payment
Registration for this event is now closed. If a colleague of yours is currently registered and you’d like to participate, please fill out the form below and contact me directly. Registration is $85.00 per person. Teams of three or more are encouraged to attend together. This includes lunch, refreshments, materials and certificates. Please complete the registration form below. To pay by credit or debit card, click the Pay Now button below. To pay be check, please print this page and use it as an invoice. Mail payment to Green Omega, L3C, PO Box 23, Vergennes, VT 05491.Please contact JonKidde@GreenOmegaL3C.org with questions.
Advancing Restorative Justice in Schools – Part I Registration
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the South Burlington Community Justice Center from 9:30a to 4:00p.
REFUNDS: A full refund is available up to one week prior to the workshop. A 50% refund is available one week until 48 hours prior to the workshop. No refunds for cancelations less than 48 hours before the start off the workshop. Substitutions may be available provided we still have space.
Jon Kidde has explored the concepts of restorative justice (RJ) for 20 years. Currently, he is an independent consultant focused on restorative justice and juvenile justice reform. Jon was the Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) during the initial implementation of RJ within Oakland Unified School District and co-authored Restorative Justice: A Working Guide for Our Schools with Rita Alfred.
Lisa Bedinger is the Coordinator of the South Burlington Community Justice Center. She has worked with South Burlington High School, Tuttle Middle School, and the Big Picture Program to help bring RJ and a restorative culture to these schools. Lisa has a MS in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies and was previously self-employed as a mediator, facilitator and trainer for schools, non-profits and municipalities.