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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.

March 14-16, 2019
9:00-5:00pm each day

University of Oregon 
Registration Fee: $600 

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

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.

LOCATION: The training will be in the Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon Campus located at 1515 Agate St. Eugene, OR 97403. The closest hotels are within a few blocks distance of our building. These include University Inn and Suites, Best Western, Days Inn, and Holiday Inn. Other options within driving or busing distance are Phoenix Inn and Candlewood Suites, and you can visit the Eugene, Cascades, and Coast Website for additional information on visiting Eugene. 

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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Professor and 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.

Sheila M. McMahon, PhD, M.Div., MSW, LCSW/campusrj/aboutus.pcf Image

Assistant Professor 

Barry University School of Social Work 

Sheila M. McMahon is an Assistant Professor at the Barry University School of Social Work in Miami, FL. Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses using strategies such as bystander education and restorative justice to prevent and address individual and community-level harms. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she served as a University sexual assault prevention educator and rape crisis counselor. She holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, where she studied feminist ethics and liberation theologies. She earned her MSW and PhD at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, where she was trained in intervention research at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC). Dr. McMahon is also a licensed clinical social worker in Florida.

Frank A. Cirioni, MA


Director of Student Life & Leadership Development

Golden West College

Frank A. Cirioni is a student affairs professional with twelve years of practical experience in residential life and housing, campus life, student conduct and Title IX, restorative justice, and social justice education. Originally from White Plains, New York, Frank earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts Education from New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Frank is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. Frank serves as the Director of Student Life & Leadership Development at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. His previous roles were held at the University of Puget Sound, EF Education First - International Language Schools, Barnard College at Columbia University, The Ohio State University, Oberlin College, and Emory University. Outside of work, Frank enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Yulina, and their three pets, as well as listening to vinyl records, live music and theater, reading, classic cars, and motorcycling.