Free Members Workshop
Restorative Justice Overview
March 17, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Watch for Sponsor Spotlight Details
This workshop will leave attendees with practical information about restorative justice philosophy and how it is enacted in Minnesota Department of Corrections settings with people who have caused and survived severe harm.
Minnesota DOC Restorative Justice Program staff will connect basic information about restorative justice philosophy, processes, and practices to the way they are applied throughout the DOC system. They will focus specifically on victim/survivor-initiated processes coordinated by Central Office staff, facility-based programming, and apology letters.
- Provide an overview of restorative justice philosophy, processes, and practices.
- Describe challenges and opportunities associated with using RJ in post-conviction, carceral settings and in cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse, homicide, and other severe violence.
- Explain Minnesota DOC options for victim/survivor-initiated and facility-based restorative justice programs and processes.
Sarah King, MA: Sara is the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the MN Department of Corrections. In this role Sarah is responsible for providing restorative process options to victims/survivors, supporting restorative programming within the state prison system, and identifying opportunities for systems-change through a restorative lens. Sarah has over a decade of experience with restorative practices, ranging from local to international applications, but specializes in applying restorative practices in cases of severe harm and violence. Sarah has a Master’s in Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.
Chris Godsey, Ed.D: (in teaching and learning): Chris has worked as a restorative justice specialist in the Minnesota Department of Corrections Victim Services & Restorative Justice Program since January 2022. He coordinates the DOC Apology Letter Bank and serves as a DOC Central Office primary contact for restorative justice councils at all 10 DOC facilities. From July 2019 until December 2021 he coordinated the Men as Peacemakers Domestic Violence Restorative Circles Program in Duluth, MN. Since 2010 he has co-facilitated weekly critical dialogue in the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter curriculum, and from the late 1990s until 2019 he taught writing and first-year seminar courses at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College St. Scholastica.
Tito Campbell: Tito is a Restorative Justice Specialist for the MN Department of Corrections’ Victim Services and Restorative Justice Unit. Tito is a formerly incarcerated person and has over ten years of experience applying restorative practices in carceral settings. At MCF-Stillwater, Tito was a member of the Restorative Justice Council as well as the unit coordinator and treatment mentor in the Atlantis treatment program.
Camille Buckley: Camille is a Junior at the University of St. Thomas, majoring in Sociology and Justice and Peace Studies, with minors in French and American Culture and Difference. Through her studies she has engaged with justice and restorative principles in a variety of ways, including facilitating campus wide conversations on settler colonialism and critical race theory. She has aspirations to go to law school and is passionate about continuing to work with restorative justice practices in severe harm and carceral capacities.
Please add Admin@mn-ca.org to your safe sender e-mail list so the notification with Zoom info doesn't go into your Junk mail.
Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event. Zoom information will be emailed to attendees upon registration confirmation and 2 days before the event after registration has closed.
Register for This Workshop Today!
Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event
*This is a Free training event for MCA Members
Not an MCA member yet? Click here to join