Hello, fellow law students! As president of the Restorative justice society at UNB, I have an amazing opportunity for two people to join us in a restorative justice facilitator training session!
For those of you who don’t know, restorative justice is an alternative justice measure for dealing with crime. RJ focuses on repairing the harm caused by punitive measures. RJ often brings victims, offenders, and community members to a circle to discuss what actions can be taken concerning their crimes. The role of a facilitator is to lead in creating these important conversations and moderating them.
The training will be a three-day event from September 4th-6th in Fredericton. After completing the training you will be fully prepared to run circles with a partner. In addition, you will likely have the opportunity to transition into an executive role in our society.
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of a restorative justice circle, participants must be physically present at the time of training. We apologize to those who are outside of Fredericton during this pandemic. Unsuccessful applicants are still welcome to join our society, volunteer, and get opportunities for training later in the year.
To apply please answer these two questions by Aug 28th:
1. Why are you interested in being a restorative justice facilitator?
2. Why are alternative justice measures important to you?
250 words or less. You can email applications to Catherinesinclair@unb.ca
Please let me know if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them!