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

Principles  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 Apologies Restitution 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 Referrals Case management Marketing a program Training Policy and code revision Circle practice for community-building Restorative return from suspension