Restorative Conferencing

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Why Engage in Restorative Conference Training?

Restorative conferencing has proven to be effective in addressing youth offending with great victim satisfaction and low recidivism rates. Training participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of restorative justice and learn how to use restorative conferencing to address youth offending, attain favorable victim and community outcomes, and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

What Will You Learn?

  • The history of restorative justice
  • Principles and values behind Restorative Conferencing
  • The differences between criminal justice and restorative justice
  • History of Restorative Conferencing
  • The different steps of conferencing, from referral to case closure
  • Restorative Conferencing techniques

Learning Methods and Media

American Humane successfully applies the principles of adult learning theory, using the following methods and media:

  • PowerPoint slides, videos, handouts and flip charts
  • Didactic presentations, as well as small- and large-group discussions
  • Experiential activities, including role plays and problem-solving exercises

Transfer of Learning

Attending training is only an initial step in the learning process. Once the training session is over, it is crucial that there are opportunities to apply and practice what was learned, and to receive feedback and ask questions. American Humane strongly supports transfer-of-learning processes by providing ongoing training staff availability for consultation and technical assistance. In addition, American Humane has the flexibility and capability to shape training schedules to match the needs of trainees; both initial trainings and specialized follow-up sessions include the necessary space and time for thorough practice application.

Logistics

The training day is typically eight hours, allowing for a one-hour lunch break and two 15-minute breaks. We will work to accommodate your community norms to determine start/end times.

To request Restorative Conferencing training for your agency or community, please email us at restorativejustice@americanhumane.org.

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