Training in Restorative Conferencing for Cases of Campus Sexual Harm
Restorative Justice Facilitator Training
for Campus Restorative Practitioners
March 29-30, 2019
9:00-5:00pm each day
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Registration Fee: $400
Includes lunches and
The Little Book of RJ for Colleges and Universities and
The Little Book of RJ for Sexual Abuse and
Additional readings and handouts
In this intensive training, we will review a restorative approach to sexual harm, practice a customized process for facilitating RJ conferences that is trauma-informed, and consider practical information about program implementation.
Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, and staff implementing restorative justice for Title IX violations on their campuses. This is a training designed for practitioners who have experience with RJ and will be implementing a restorative response to Title IX cases.
Meet the Trainers
Kaaren M. Williamsen, PhD
Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
Co-chair, Campus PRISM Project
University of Michigan
Kaaren M. Williamsen, Phd, is Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan where provides direction and leadership to the University’s sexual and intimate partner violence response, education and prevention efforts across campus. Previously she was the first full-time Title IX Coordinator at Swarthmore College where she created a coordinated response to sexual misconduct, oversaw policy development, and created a comprehensive sexual violence prevention program. Prior to Swarthmore, Kaaren worked at Carleton College where she founded and directed the Gender and Sexuality Center, a combined women’s center, LGBT center, and sexual violence prevention center. Kaaren earned her B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, an MS in Women’s Studies from Minnesota State Mankato, and her M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from University of Minnesota. In 2017 she completed her PhD in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota with a dissertation on the limitations of the student conduct response to sexual misconduct and the possibilities of restorative justice. Kaaren is also co-chair of Campus PRISM (Promoting Restorative Initiatives for Sexual Misconduct) and is a restorative justice facilitator trainer with the Skidmore Project on Restorative Justice.
David R. Karp, PhD
Professor of Sociology
Director, Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice
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.