The Conflict Center is looking to expand our Restorative Practices (RP) faculty. We are seeking experienced candidates trained in RP to facilitate our trainings and provide coaching, both onsite and in area schools. Our approach focuses on building skills within a school and helping build a whole school culture focused on using RP. Our training offerings range from the basic overview of RP foundations to formal circles. The trainings are a full day and dates and locations vary. Candidates should comply with the elements of the Standard of Conduct as outlined by the Colorado Restorative Justice Council (listed below) and have an additional 20 hours of training/facilitation. Faculty are paid an hourly rate per training conducted. â€‹ The Conflict Center is committed to diversity in our workplace and is seeking applicants who reflect the diverse populations we serve. â€‹ If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jessica Sherwood at the Conflict Center at 303/865-5624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FACILITATOR STANDARDS OF TRAINING AND PRACTICE (abbreviated)
All facilitators shall receive restorative justice training in order to declare themselves a restorative justice facilitator. Training and relative competency shall include but is not limited to:
A working knowledge of restorative justice principles and values
A working knowledge of restorative justice philosophy and history
An understanding of the three key stakeholders of restorative justice practices (victim, offender and community)
Training for facilitation skill development must include practical applications and experiential activities, including role play
Demonstration of a good working knowledge of a wide range of restorative practices
Demonstration restorative justice skills based on models the facilitator practices
Basic Facilitation skills (e.g. active listening, open questions, tone of voice, body language, mutual respect reframing, restorative language, group dynamics)
Systems training relative to the context the facilitator will be working within and program or agency specific orientation
Cultural Awareness (e.g. mental health, disability, cultural, language, race, sex, origin, sexual orientation, gender identity...)
Restorative Justice Case Coordinator, Community Restorative Justice ProgramRestorative justice has grown as an alternative to the traditional justice system in the United States since the 1970’s, from a grassroots initiative to a revolutionary, state-funded enterprise. The state of Colorado receives national acclaim for progressive legislation, including for being the first and only state to fund restorative justice programs. Since 1994, LCJP has been a state-wide and national leader for the restorative justice movement by defining and exemplifying best standards of training and practice.
Are you interested in a unique opportunity to join a leading organization in a progressive, growing field?
Are you eager to organize community members to have a voice in justice, as well as lean into discomfort around conflict in order to help make things right? By joining the LCJP team, you will help define and maintain best practices in our field, while collaboratively learning from successes and challenges in order to teach, train, and mentor others.
LCJP staff committedly utilizes a restorative approach to thoughtfully and authentically address conflict and relationships. LCJP staff is dedicated to educating the community in conflict resolution skills and techniques informed by our experiences. If you would like to know more about LCJP culture, you are invited to one of our monthly Restorative Practices Orientations to learn more before applying.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community through collaborative and inclusive restorative practices and give people the opportunity to heal and create justice in their community and the world. For more information on LCJP, please visit www.lcjp.org.
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, some evenings and weekends required (1-3 evenings and/or 1-2 weekends/month)
Salary Range: $36,000-43,000
The Case Coordinator (CC) position within the Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) program primarily works on coordinating restorative justice cases, working with offenders, victims, volunteers, and community stakeholders from the point of intake through process completion, in close collaboration with fellow CRJ program staff. The CC regularly assists with training referring agents and volunteers, and maintains community partnerships. The CC is also responsible for assisting with reporting, development, and management of all programs within the CRJ Office. The position’s duties include the mentoring of volunteer facilitators, providing support for volunteer development, facilitating 1-2 restorative justice cases each month, and assisting with CRJ’s RESTORE program and conferences.
Appreciation of & commitment to:
Conflict resolution principles & values
Taking responsibility for one’s actions
Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Very detail oriented
Flexibility & problem-solving in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
Interest & willingness to work closely with law enforcement officers & judicial officials
Interest & experience working collaboratively with others in various projects
Ability to work and make decisions independently with minimal supervision Capable of effectively speaking on the phone and in front of groups
Ability to complete work in a timely manner and comply with deadlines
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse populations including youth and adult clients, police officers, court personnel, probation officers, representatives of partner agencies, volunteers, interns, supervisors and the general public
Working knowledge of PC computers including database management, MS Office, online directories and registration
Bilingual in Spanish/English
Experience working or volunteering in restorative justice
Knowledge of Longmont and Boulder County human service providers
Understanding of Hispanic/Latino culture
Interest in applying personal creativity and innovation to develop and advance LCJP and the broader field of restorative justice
The Case Coordinator reports directly to the CRJ Senior Case Coordinator or Program Manager. This supervisor, along with the LCJP Executive Director, is responsible for the CC’s performance evaluations.
Coordinate referred cases from intake through contract completion, including matching cases with facilitators and scheduling conferences
Schedule volunteers, offenders, victims, support people, and community stakeholders for CRJ conferences.
Communicate with police officers, court officials, and other parties to maintain excellence in case management Participate in 1-2 restorative conferences per month for purposes of training, evaluation, and assisting with difficult case facilitation
Oversee and facilitate monthly RESTORE Program (restorative group conference model to address shoplifting)
Training & Partnerships
Support and occasionally lead volunteer trainings (approximately every other month) Assist with retention, evaluation, and skills development of CRJ volunteers
Assist with maintaining CRJ partnerships, specifically with the Longmont Police Department and Longmont
Municipal Court & Probation, as well as other criminal justice agencies and community partners Assist with training for referring agencies and stakeholders
Conduct daily correspondence, communications, and scheduling pertaining to caseload Record, maintain, and audit data for consistency and accuracy
Review and update all printed programmatic materials
Applicant should send:
1. A cover letter stating the applicant’s name, address, phone number and email address as well as statements about the applicant’s interest in restorative justice, qualifications and relevant experience.
2. A current resume that includes education and job history.
3. A list of 3 references: 2 professional and 1 personal, stating the person’s name, phone number, email address and relationship to you.
LCJP is an Equal Opportunities employer. We highly encourage people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and abilities to apply!
We RECOMMEND that applicants e-mail the requested information to email@example.com. Please include “CRJ Case Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.
Applicants may also mail the requested information to:
Attn: CRJ Case Coordinator
Longmont Community Justice Partnership
528 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Start Date: ASAP
Applications will be considered as they are received.
Please note: You will be contacted when your application is received. Allow three to four weeks for a response regarding an interview.