Restorative Justice for victims, can always be shared. I was fortunate to be able to share at the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs Crime & Victimization Conference. My overall outline was to share what Restorative Justice is, how best to meet needs of victims with Conferences or Circles.
The powerpoint I used is here: Crime & Victimization Conference May 2012 updated
I used a brief handout with 80 people attending, OJP Crime Victims handout
I ran a slideshow so people could see feedback about our programs. Quotes from our community.
SCVRJP contracts with agencies to bring trainings on Restorative Justice. Please see our website for more information. www.scvrjp.org.
A local church recently hosted Peace with Justice Sunday. I was fortunate enough to be asked to give the service. As I read over the hymns & reading it was really easy to pull a message together. One of my former students, in the UWRF course – Restorative Justice, posted a photo on Facebook, and this was read as the closing.
It really does take a village.
I wanted to do a good job, I was born and raised Methodist and I don’t attend as often as I should, or recently at all. Confession is good for the soul right! The Methodist Church folks, posted this to Facebook last night. This is really awesome, because typing it up was on my to do list! Now I can share it easily. I’ve already got a request from another Restorative Justice program, wanting to share with their program volunteers. I thought it might help or hold value for others so I am sharing it here.
To listen to the message, click here. A copy of the closing reading: