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Skidmore College
Project on Restorative Justice

Training in Campus RJ Across Student Affairs (Three Days)

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

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

October 10-12, 2018
9:00-5:00pm each day

Skidmore College 
Registration Fee: $600 

(Includes lunches and The Little Book of RJ for Colleges and Universities)

Because there are so many great place to stay in Saratoga, we do not have reserved room blocks. See

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.


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. Karp, PhD

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Director of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice 
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/campusrj/aboutus.pcf Image

Assistant Director of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice 

Jasmyn Elise Story is Assistant Director of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice. She is an RJ trainer and facilitator with expertise in K-12 schools and higher education, with a particular focus on sexual harm and racial bias. Jasmyn has been an RJ coordinator at Black Diamond High School, an alternative school in the San Francisco Bay Area, for Partnership with Children, with a placement at a middle school in Brooklyn, and the JAGS Foundation in London. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization, The People’s Coalition. Jasmyn received her BA in Anthropology from Skidmore College and MA in Human Rights at the University College London.