Three Days (21 Credit Hours)
This course provides is made up of two parts. Part One is a one day introduction to Restorative Justice. Part Two focuses on Peacemaking Circles. Students can take Part One, Part Two, or both.
This one-day introduction to Restorative Justice and its application in the criminal justice system provides an overview of the values, goals and principles guiding victim-offender dialogue. Restorative Justice is a values-based approach to crime that challenges society’s predominant notion that criminal activity is a conflict between the accused and the state and that those guilty of an offense require punishment. At the heart of Restorative Justice is the recognition that victim needs are central to any RJ process, unlike the legal system which focuses on the offender. A highlight of the workshop will be a panel discussion and question-answer session with practitioners in the field.
As a symbol of connectedness, fairness, equality, and community, a Circle is a structured dialogue process that creates a safe and intentional space in which relationships are built, decisions are made, ideas and perspectives are shared, and conflict is resolved. This two-day training will provide participants with an overview of how peacemaking circles are being used in a wide variety of settings to restore workplaces, families, faith groups, schools and non-profit organizations, to name just a few. Participants will learn how to design proactive and responsive circles and will have the opportunity to co-facilitate a circle.
Joanne Munro is a nationally chartered mediator, a restorative justice facilitator and an instructor in the fields of mediation, restorative justice, restorative practices, peacemaking circles, conflict resolution, and negotiation. Joanne also volunteers as a mediator and restorative justice facilitator with local community mediation programs. In 2017 Joanne was one of 15 candidates selected to participate in Correctional Services Canada's Serious Crime Victim Offender Mediation training in Ottawa. In private practice Joanne specializes in workplace, faith group, non-profit and separation and divorce mediation. She mediates for Alberta Justice's family mediation and civil claims programs, and is a member of the provincial police complaints mediation roster. Joanne has extensive experience in organizational/workplace assessment and mediation, and a rich background in facilitating meetings, public involvement processes (for government) and helping organizations restore their workplaces. She was a member of the ADR Institute of Alberta’s Board of Directors for several years.
Prior to entering the fascinating world of peace making, Joanne was a journalist with the Edmonton Journal, reporting in a variety of areas and then working as a columnist and editorial writer.
"Joanne is very experienced in restorative practices and that came through clearly. She taught supportively and had a masterful closing."
Restorative Justice (1 day): $350
Peacemaking Circles (2 days): $700
Restorative Practices (3 days - both courses taken together): $1,000
ADRIA membership is required to take this courses.
There is no pre-requisite training for this course.
This course is 1, 2, or 3 days in length, depending on registration; full attendance is required to receive a certificate of course completion.
Upon successful completion, this course will count as specialized training towards ADRIA's Program Certificate in Conflict Leadership.
Restorative Justice (1 day): 7 hours
Peacemaking Circles (2 days): 14 hours
Restorative Practices (3 days - both courses taken together): 21 hours
This course qualifies as up to 21 hours of specialized training toward a Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) or Chartered Mediator (C.Med) professional designation.
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