Training & Events
The following training and events are offered by individuals and groups promoting restorative justice practices - both in Maine and beyond. If you would like us to post a training or event for your organization, please click here to contact us.
We Make the Road By Walking
On October 30th, the RJI - in partnership with Youth Move Maine - will launched the first Restorative Practitioner Institute with a two-day intensive retreat at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro. This will be followed by monthly training workshops held over a period of nine months.
The Institute allowed participants to deeply explore restorative practice and philosophy, hone their skills as practitioners, gain new perspective on community initiative development, and ultimately begin to build a restorative initiative in our their community. Stay tuned for updates as the Institute unfolds.
The Restorative Justice Project of Mid Coast is hosting volunteer training for community mentors to support the young people involved in restorative justice conferencing in Lincoln County.
The training consist of three sessions beginning October 24, 2013. Visit RJP website training page here for more information.
Facilitating Restorative Conferences
Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6, 2013, 8:30-3:30 each day
Facilitators: Pam Anderson and Ansley Newton, Lewiston
$350 per person includes book
To Register, go here.
This workshop will focus on the restorative conference process, where the person causing the harm(offender) is required to take responsibility and be accountable to the victim and others affected. Participants will learn when to use the restorative conference process, how to prepare for a conference, and how to facilitate a scripted conference. This is a participatory workshop involving role-plays and facilitation practice with structured feedback. If you are willing to learn and practice, this workshop is open to all who want to be conference facilitators in schools and in communities. The trainers are licensed by the International Institute for Restorative Practices.
Albie Sachs Visits Maine
On October 25th, The Honorable Albie Sachs, former Judge of
the Constitutional Court of South Africa, concluded his speaking tour across Maine with a presentation sponsored by the Women in Justice series at USM Wishcamper Center in Portland. Justice Sachs spoke about his large body of truth and justice work in South Africa, his healing following the 1988 bombing attack, and his thoughts and advice for Maine's work moving forward. The Restorative Justice Institute and the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconcilitation Commission were honored to present alongside Justice Sachs to share our organizational missions and visions.
To read more about the talk and the thoughts it provoked for RJIM Board member, Susan Bates, visit our blog.