Facilitator, and Trainer for Restorative Justice

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Weld County Restorative Justice

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Youth and Family Connections

SUMMARY

In 2013, Weld County Restorative Justice (WCRJ), a Youth & Family Connections program, was developed to serve the 19 th Judicial District Attorney’s office Diversion program. Our programs use Restorative Practices and Principles with youth who have entered the criminal justice system. WCRJ programs include RESTORE (a shoplifting program), 21 or None (Rethinking Substances program) and Conferencing (low-level behavioral charges). These circles are to help youth offenders take responsibility, repair harm, and reintegrate back into the community. WCRJ is expanding and meeting the needs of schools throughout Weld County to provide Restorative Justice (RJ) training, coaching and implementation.

Under the direct supervision of the Restorative Justice (RJ) Coordinator and Program Manager, the volunteer serves an active role in delivery of RJ circles and programs throughout Weld County. The volunteer can support in the oversight of case coordination by screening referrals, working with referring agencies, and facilitating/co-facilitating conference circles.

Due to the needs of the community resulting in program expansion, other volunteer responsibilities could include fund development, promotion, program evaluation, and administrative duties/responsibilities as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Please Note: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Facilitate circle conferences, 21 or None and RESTORE sessions as needed.
  • Ensure that contact has been made with the youth, victim, and the affected community when scheduling conferences and meetings.
  • Debrief and support co-facilitators, community members and business representatives.
  • Create files and packets with all necessary forms, paying particular attention to detail.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS OR A DESIRE TO LEARN

  • Communication skills, speaking and listening
  • Facilitation skills
  • Classroom management
  • Ability to be in the presence of conflict and work with it
  • Training in mediation and group facilitation
  • Training in restorative justice
  • Ability to de-escalate emotionally charged situations
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system is helpful
  • Good organizational skills

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Works well in partnerships and collaborations
  • Flexibility in schedule and mindset
  • Sensitivity to individual values and opinions of parties
  • Interest and the heart in helping the community, youth, and victims.
  • Live or work within Weld County or the surrounding counties.
  • 6 months to 1 year minimum commitment; 8-10 hours per month.

***This volunteer opportunity is extremely beneficial for those interested in Human Services, Criminal Justice or Human Development. We provide you with essential conflict management, anger management and facilitation skills that can be used in any work environment.***

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About Weld County Restorative Justice

Location:

2835 W 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80634, US

Mission Statement

Providing youth and families resources and alternatives that lead to a successful life! The goals of Youth & Family Connections are as follows... Identify youth with needs in our community. Maximize community partnerships and collaborative efforts designed to serve youth. Enhance public safety and well-being. Provide a free and efficient method for assisting youth engaged in at-risk behavior. Save police officer time by providing a safe drop-off site for juveniles. Serve as a resource for the community regarding youth-related issues and concerns

Description

Youth & Family Connections is a non-profit, community-based service organization founded in 2005. We provide multi-agency services for Weld County youth engaged in high risk behavior and for their families. We create pathways for youth success, along with partnerships with community, civic, and governmental organizations.

In 2013, Weld County Restorative Justice (WCRJ), a Youth & Family Connections program, was developed to serve the 19 th Judicial District Attorney’s office Diversion program. Our programs use Restorative Practices and Principles with youth who have entered the criminal justice system

WCRJ Volunteers work with youth offenders in a restorative justice process to help them take responsibility, repair harm, and re-integrate back into their community. Volunteers act as a community representative or facilitator/co-facilitator in a group circle with other volunteers, the youth, a victim or victim surrogate, and family members. There are three stages of the restorative justice process at Weld County Restorative Justice: 1) pre-conference, 2) conference circle, and 3) re-integration meeting. Volunteers are assigned specific cases or circles by a restorative justice program coordinator (RESTORE, 21 or None, and Circle Conferences) and participate in each stage of the process for continuity purposes. Participation usually requires 2-8 hours per month of commitment. Most assignments are scheduled at the availability of volunteers, so flexibility is provided.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2835 West 10th StreetGreeley, CO 80634

(40.42303,-104.72649)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-10 hours per month
  • 6 months to 1 Year Minimum Commitment

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