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Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Healing & Transformation

June 7, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am PDT

Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Healing and Transformation

About this event

Ruptured relationships create psychological trauma, conflict, and violence. Restorative Justice allows for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed, just, equitable relationships setting the stage for the possibility of reconciliation. Creating healed, just, equitable relationships is violence prevention. Restorative justice prevents violence and builds peace into our lives and communities.

The standard tuition for this training is $50. Because of our commitment to economic justice, if you are facing financial hardship, please make a donation of $5 or more. However, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Training Facilitators:

Crixell Shell, MS, Certified STAR Trainer, Executive Director, Coming to the Table Racial Healing Talking Circles Facilitator, Rule 114 Community Mediator

Donna Minter, PhD, LP, Certified STAR Trainer, USA and International Experience Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist, and Forensic Psychology Examiner, Founder, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

Training objectives:

1. Learn the basic Restorative Justice philosophy, principles, and practices.

2. Learn the differences between Restorative Justice and other types of justice.

3. Discuss how to apply Restorative Justice concepts through a trauma-informed lens for community healing and transformation.

Restorative Justice philosophy and principles have been practiced by Indigenous communities to address conflict and prevent violence since ancient times. Since the 1970’s Restorative Justice has been utilized as an alternative to the traditional retributive approach within western and colonized criminal legal systems. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Restorative Justice philosophy, principles, and practices were utilized as the foundation of an inclusive trauma-informed and resilience-oriented model called Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) to address individual and collective psychological trauma for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed, just relationships toward the possibility of reconciliation in the USA and internationally.

This training is for laypeople, paraprofessionals, and licensed professionals. For licensed Minnesota mental health professionals, teachers, and nurses who want 2 hours of continuing education (CE) for this training, choose the registration option that includes the $25 CE fee.

If you wish to receive a Certificate of Completion for this training, please register with the option to pay the CE fee. Otherwise, the post-training email that you receive soon after the training will serve as confirmation that you attended this training. We are unable to provide a Certificate of Completion without payment.

Please note: After you complete your Eventbrite registration, the day before the training and the morning of the training, our Communications Coordinator, Gemma Eissa will email you PDF handouts in preparation for this training and the Zoom video conferencing online training link. Please check your Spam folder for an email from gemma@mnpeace.org if you cannot find these pre-training emails in your Inbox.

Please enjoy these Star Tribune articles about MN Peacebuilding:

January 17, 2020 Minneapolis Star Tribune article about Peacebuilding’s approach to restorative justice.

July 18, 2020 Minneapolis Star Tribune article about Peacebuilding’s approach to racial justice, healing, and equity.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds for this training, less a $10 administrative fee, will be given if written cancellation is received from the registrant at least 24 hours during the Monday-Friday work week prior to the training . No tuition refund is offered after 48 hours prior to the training. Transfer of tuition to another online training is granted if written request is received at least 24 hours before the day of this training. Refunds or transfers are not available for no-shows. There is high demand for this training. If you realize you cannot attend, please contact us immediately at info@mnpeace.org to let us know. This will open your spot to another attendee. Thanks!

This training and all of Peacebuilding’s trainings are available by contract arrangement for community groups, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and state and federal agencies.

Some of the content of this training is based on the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA. www.emu.edu/cjp/star

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