A Restorative Facilitator can fill one of many roles. Through our client referral process, our volunteers may facilitate one of two current processes: the Community Accountability Panel or the Community Justice Forum. Victim Offender Conferencing is a third option that will begin soon.
A panel consists of 3 accredited volunteers who have participated in our facilitator training program. From here, you will play the role of a scribe, co-facilitator or lead facilitator. Each position plays a different role in guiding the dialogue surrounding the criminal or harmful behavior, as well as the resolution agreement that focuses on repairing the harm. We encourage one panel member to follow the client’s progress as their mentor. We believe that connection is the beginning of any individual’s success and it all starts in this process.
A justice forum consists of two facilitators, a lead and a co- facilitator. This process involves our training, a series of observations, co-facilitation for a number of forums before moving to the lead role. These forums typically involve all parties; offender, victim, support individuals, family and possibly the referral source.