2018 NASPA Restorative Justice Training: Campus RJ Across Student Affairs

March 14 – March 16, 2018
University of California Berkeley Unit 1 All Purpose Room, Residential Courtyard

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.

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Restorative Justice Across Student Affairs

In this intensive training, we will introduce you to restorative justice practices for building campus community and responding to student misconduct and campus climate issues. We will discuss restorative justice principles, various campus restorative practices, research findings, and how to restorative justice supports student development.

Restorative justice is gaining popularity on college campuses as a philosophical and practical response to issues of campus climate and student misconduct.

This training will introduce participants to the “whole campus approach” to RJ, which includes three tiers of intervention. The first is designed for prevention education and intended for all members of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff. The goal is to build and strengthen relationships, foster trust, and develop interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills.

In times of political polarization, free speech debates, and increased attention and action around incidents of bias on campus, restorative responses and restorative conversations can help in de-escalating situations in the moment and promoting deep listening and social-emotional learning across differences.  

When an incident of harm occurs, Tier II restorative conferences can address the harm as an alternative or supplement to formal/adversarial hearings. These are facilitated dialogues that include harmed parties, those who caused harm, and support people that help (a) individuals accept and acknowledge responsibility for their offenses, (b) to the best of their ability repair the harm, and (c) work to reduce the risk of reoffense by building positive social ties to the community and improving campus climate. 

Through restorative approaches, supportive environments are created for real conversations about the role of race, gender, economic, religious, and power differences in conflict and harm situations, and for understanding how cumulative impacts of harm may extend beyond the scope a single incident. 

Tier III restorative interventions assist with the reintegration of students who have been suspended. Not only are these students anxious about how they will be received upon their return to campus, but the wider community needs reassurance that they will be responsible and committed to causing no further harm. Reentry circles are designed to provide both support and accountability.

The training will provide theory, evidence, and experiential learning opportunities for student affairs professionals interested in learning the philosophy and practice of the whole campus approach to restorative justice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the philosophy and principles of restorative justice
  • Gain familiarity with restorative practices and models and discover how they are applied in a campus setting
  • Become introduced to restorative justice facilitation techniques
  • Learn about the effectiveness of restorative justice practices based on current research
  • Understand the relationship between restorative justice and other models of adjudication
  • Explore practical “next steps” in implementing restorative justice in a campus community
  • Explore the tensions and challenges of addressing political, ethnic, racial, religious, gender and other differences and power imbalances in restorative practice


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Registration is currently closed. Due to overwhelming interest in the training, we have closed registration and begun a wait list. You can register for the wait list through the regular registration process below by clicking "Register Online." Names on the wait list will be held in the event of any cancellations and in order to schedule another training, should interest indicate that another training event is needed.

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12/01/2017 to 03/01/2018
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Jill Dunlap
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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is February 1, 2018, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to refund@naspa.org. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.
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  • Dr. David Karp

    Dr. David Karp

    Professor of Sociology
    Skidmore College

    Speaker Bio

  • Julie Shackford-Bradley

    Julie Shackford-Bradley

    Restorative Justice Center Coordinator
    University of California, Berkeley

    Speaker Bio

  • Desirée Anderson

    Desirée Anderson

    Director, Intercultural Center
    Saint Mary’s College of California

    Speaker Bio


University of California Berkeley Unit 1 All Purpose Room, Residential Courtyard

University of California
Berkeley, CA

Use the Underhill Parking Structure on Channing Way, between Bowditch and College, or 8-hour street parking nearby on Haste St. 

The directions to the space are: 

If you're coming from Durant St., enter into the courtyard between Christian and   courtyard toward Slottman Hall. Go down the stairs that are on your right, and enter the doors on your right. The All-purpose room will be there to the left. 

If you're coming from Channing Way, enter into the courtyard just above Slottman Hall. Go down the stairs to your left, and enter the doors on your right. The All-purpose room will be there to the left. 

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