Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residential Life
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, 25 May, 2017 (All day)

Held at One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Sessions run from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day and include lunch

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$475 for ACPA members and $675 for non-members. A student discount will be available.

In this intensive training, you will gain a thorough understanding of restorative justice principles and practices, strong facilitation skills, practical information about program implementation, and the satisfaction of having participated in a powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritually-uplifting training experience.

Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, students, and other staff interested in implementing restorative justice on their campuses.

Training Topics 

Overview of RJ

Practices: Circles, Conferences, Boards, CoSA
Evidence of effectiveness
Case Studies
Place of RJ in campus codes of conduct
Restorative justice as a global social movement

RJ Outcomes

Repairing harm
Community service
Rebuilding trust/safety concerns

Introduction to Facilitation

Role of facilitator
Sequence of process
Pre-conference preparation
Post-conference support and mentoring
Facilitation guide or script
Ground rules
Listening and reflection skills

Issues in Facilitation

Diversity and inclusion
Trauma-informed care
Denials of responsibility
Blaming and shaming
Safety concerns
Secondary victimization

Identifying Harms and Needs

Material/physical harm
Emotional/spiritual harm
Communal/relational harm
Moving from harms to needs
Applications for conduct violations, residential life;
bias incidents, sexual misconduct, academic integrity


Program models
Case management
Marketing a program
Policy and code revision
Circle practice for community-building
Restorative return from suspension