- September 17-18, 2016
- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Restorative Justice is quickly emerging as a desired set of principles and practices to mediate conflict, strengthen community, and repair harm in multiple contexts. It is currently practiced in schools, community groups, and along the entire continuum of the justice process, whether as an alternative to incarceration, or for re-entry. It is used by social workers, students, justice advocates, professors, school teachers, psychologists, community activists, in every day interpersonal relationships in the U.S. and around the globe, most notably in South Africa and New Zealand.
This workshop offers experiential learning about restorative justice theory and applications for school, justice, community settings, and in our own day-today lives. Hear from cutting edge practitioners in the field who have successfully used restorative justice practices in the following ways:
- To change the culture of their schools
- Restorative conferencing that offers non punitive solutions outside of the criminal justice system
- Restorative practices used in prison
This is an exciting opportunity to learn about new innovative projects grounded in restorative justice practices and how the principles they are based in apply to your own personal and professional contexts.
Sonya Shah has 20 years experience in social justice education. She has been an associate professor at The California Institute of Integral Studies for 10 years, and facilitated restorative justice processes in community, her family and prison settings for 8 years. She has trained hundreds of facilitators in trauma healing and restorative justice group processes, and designed community based healing processes with communities nationally. She's currently facilitating a first of its kind process for survivors of sexual harm and people who have committed sexual harm in an inaugural cohort of grantees and fellows with Justice Beginnings Collaborative called Project Ahimsa. She has appeared on various radio programs including NPR, BBC, KPFA, and KQED, and has a blog on Huffington Post.