Juvenile Department

Juvenile Department

Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator Training

This training will prepare you to facilitate conversations between youth offenders and crime victims who wish to sit together and discuss what happened, the impacts of the offense, and what can be done by the youth to work toward making things right. Some days will focus on Restorative Justice principles and others will focus on facilitating the dialogue process and practice. 

Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator Training

This training will prepare you to facilitate conversations between youth offenders and crime victims who wish to sit together and discuss what happened, the impacts of the offense, and what can be done by the youth to work toward making things right. Some days will focus on Restorative Justice principles and others will focus on facilitating the dialogue process and practice. 

Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator Training

This training will prepare you to facilitate conversations between youth offenders and crime victims who wish to sit together and discuss what happened, the impacts of the offense, and what can be done by the youth to work toward making things right. Some days will focus on Restorative Justice principles and others will focus on facilitating the dialogue process and practice. 

Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator Training

This training will prepare you to facilitate conversations between youth offenders and crime victims who wish to sit together and discuss what happened, the impacts of the offense, and what can be done by the youth to work toward making things right. Some days will focus on Restorative Justice principles and others will focus on facilitating the dialogue process and practice. 

Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator Training

This training will prepare you to facilitate conversations between youth offenders and crime victims who wish to sit together and discuss what happened, the impacts of the offense, and what can be done by the youth to work toward making things right. Some days will focus on Restorative Justice principles and others will focus on facilitating the dialogue process and practice. 

Guidelines for Youth Tutor

This is a learning opportunity to develop an understanding of the duties and responsibilities for assisting youth in their learning process. You will be working with youth who can benefit from educational guidance and additional instruction to pass a GED exam, catch up with past school work, or prepare for various academic requirements.

Learning objectives

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of supervising youth in an educational setting.
  • Learn philosophical perspectives endorsed and implemented by the Juvenile Department, such as Best Practices and Restorative Justice.
  • Assist youth in completing a project and keeping youth motivated.

Expectations

  • Ability to explain math, science or literature concepts to a varying range of youth. From those who do not know their multiplication tables to others almost ready to pass a GED exam on algebra. With math, tutors must specifically be able to explain algebraic and geometric concepts.
  • Ability to teach test taking strategies to help kids pass an exam.
  • A second adult being present and listening to youth can be useful if youth discloses something that needs to be followed up on.

Technical

  • You must be 21 years of age.
  • Schedules are set a few weeks prior to beginning the program and can change on short notice.
  • Attendance at all in house trainings are required. These include: RJ, CCJD overview, working with Youth in the Community. CPI if offered during internship time frame.
  • Additional opportunities to compliment your experience working with at risk youth are: Court observations, Intake and Assessment (IAC) observation, , Informational Interviews, observation of Drug Court, observing cognitive skills group—all will be scheduled by volunteer coordinator
  • Hours of volunteering will be reported to Volunteer Coordinator or the supervising CCJD staff monthly.

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Guidelines for Theatre for Change

This is a learning opportunity for you to develop an understanding of the duties and responsibilities for supervising youth in a creative process. You will be working collaboratively with professionals and youth who will participate in a play they will write themselves, from their own experiences.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of supervising youth in a creative setting.
  • Understand concepts of confidentiality and providing a safe space for youth to be vulnerable with their experiences. Stories shared in this setting will be held with the highest level of privacy and respect. Learning how to manage this element is paramount to the success of youth development.
  • Learn philosophical perspectives endorsed and implemented by the Juvenile Department, such as Best Practices and Restorative Justice.
  • Observe and assist in the facilitation of completing a project and keeping youth motivated.

Technical

  • Schedules are set a few weeks prior to beginning the program. Attendance to all rehearsals is important for the success of the kids. This is especially relevant on performance night.
  • One intern can split their time between two or more programs. And doing so is advised for a better learning experience.
  • Attendance at all in house trainings are required before internship is complete but need not be completed before the end of Theatre for Change. RJ, CCJD overview, Working with Youth in the Community. CPI if offered during internship time frame.
  • Additional opportunities to compliment your experience working with at risk youth are: Court observations, Intake and Assessment (IAC) observation, , Informational Interviews, observation of Drug Court, observing cognitive skills group—all will be scheduled by volunteer coordinator
  • Hours of internship will be reported to Volunteer Coordinator monthly for each program/project you are working with.
  • A second adult being present and listening to youth can be useful if youth discloses something that needs to be followed up on.

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