Circles of Support training is designed to equip community members to form a circle of support and accountability around men and women coming out of incarceration or treatment programs as they reintegrate into the community.
Circles of Support are based on restorative justice principles that have been used since 1994 in Canada, United Kingdom and the United Sates to reduce recidivism and relapse and create safe communities. Research has shown that Circles of Support significantly lower the rate of recidivism. Read more about Circles of Support on our Resource page: About Circles of Support
This basic training is FREE for new and current Volunteers in exchange for volunteering. The training is open to the general public that want to learn about Restorative Justice, Circle Process and Circles of Support. The investment for non-volunteers is $150.00.
The schedule is:
|Sept. 10, 2016||9:00-5:00 pm||Circle Training|
|Sept. 12, 2016||6:00-9:00 pm||Challenges of Reentry & Recovery|
|Sept. 19, 2016||6:00-9:00 pm||Perceptions & Understanding of Offenders and Victimization|
|Sept. 26, 2016||6:00-9:00 pm||Volunteer Orientation & Boundaries|