Training in Campus RJ Across Student Affairs (Three Days)

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training
for College Student Misconduct and for Campus Community Building


October 10-12, 2017 
9:00-5:00pm each day
Skidmore College
Registration Fee: $600 
(Includes lunches and The Little Book of RJ for Colleges and Universities)

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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 for community building, addressing campus climate concerns, and student misconduct including bias incidents and Title IX.

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Playing games and circling up at the Fall 2015 Campus RJ Training.


Tentative Agenda

Day 1  

(Morning Session: 9:00am – 12:00pm) 

  • Circle Experience 

  • Introduction to Circle Practice with a focus on the “5 C’s” of circles: convening, connection, concern, collaboration, and closing 

  • Restorative Justice Defined 

  • Distinguishing circle practice and conference practice 

 (Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 5:00pm) 

  • Three Philosophies of Student Discipline: Punitive, Developmental, and Restorative 

  • RJ Conference Role Play 

  • Roots of RJ and the “Whole Campus Approach” 

  • The global RJ movement and its varied cultural traditions 

  • Three tiers of campus practice 


Day 2  

(Morning Session: 9:00am – 12:00pm) 

  • Circle Experience for Community-Building: The Talking Piece

  • Trauma-Informed RJ Practice 

  • RJ Questions 

  • RJ practice for one-on-one support 

  • Evidence of Effectiveness 

(Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 5:00pm) 

  • Listing and Brainstorming Harms 

  • Harms to Needs 

  • A Bit of Restorative Theory 

  • RJ Conference Role Play 


Day 3  

(Morning Session: 9:00am – 12:00pm) 

  • How to Convene Circles and Conferences 

  • Restorative Reintegration: Reentry support circles for students on leave 

  • Apology Letters 

  • Assessing Responsibility  

(Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 5:00pm--we'll try to get out early if we can) 

  • Strategic Planning 

  • Self-Assessment and Integration 

  • Closing Experience, certificates and Group Photo! 


Meet the Trainers

David R. Karpheadshot of david karp

Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York


David R. Karp is Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. His scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and campus settings and on prison programs preparing inmates for return to the community. He was the recipient of the 2010 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration. David has published more than 100 academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities and Restorative Justice on the College Campus. David is the Principal Investigator of a multi-campus research project on student conduct practices called the STARR Project (Student Accountability and Restorative Research Project). He is also a volunteer mediator and a restorative justice facilitator and trainer. David received a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Jasmyn Story, MA

Restorative Justice Trainer

Jasmyn Elise Story is an international Restorative Justice Facilitator and founder of The People’s Coalition. She is a dedicated human rights activist with 8 years of experience working in the voluntary sector. Formally the Director of Restorative Justice Programming at the JAGS Foundation, Jasmyn completed her MA in Human Rights at the University College London. She received her BA in Anthropology from Skidmore College. Currently, her main focus is on community mobilization and the integration of restorative practices into learning institutions.