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Center for Community Peacemaking Offers Introductory Workshop in Restorative Justice

Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

LANCASTER, PA. — What is “restorative justice?” Does it mean being “soft on crime?” Does it require forgiveness? Or that everybody just “gets along”? These and other myths will be dispelled in the course of a three-hour interactive workshop by the Center for Community Peacemaking (formerly LAVORP) taking place both November 6th and 7t

The Center for Community Peacemaking (CCP) is facilitating an experiential-based workshop introducing the principles, practices and applications of restorative justice. Participants can join either workshop on November 6th or November 7th from 8:30 to 11:30 AM.

The workshop is for professionals and volunteers in criminal justice, human services, education and congregational life. It is also recommended for the Center’s volunteer facilitators. Attendees watch and discuss a victim-offender conferencing case before discussing the concepts and principles at work. Trainers will introduce applied exercises so participants can experience how the process works. Finally attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the applications of restorative practices in professional, community and family settings.

The cost of attendance is $35 per person with scholarships available upon request. This workshop is free for active CCP volunteer facilitators. Registration and payment is available at the Events page of www.ccp.org. Alternatively, a check can be sent with your name, organization and email address to: Center for Community Peacemaking, earmarked “Intro to RJ”, 53 N. Duke St., Suite 303, Lancaster, PA 17602.  Registrations before Friday, October 30th are guaranteed a spot.  For more information, contact events@ccp.org or call (717) 397-2404.

Established in 1994, the Center for Community Peacemaking (CCP) is among the most established restorative justice organizations in Pennsylvania. With a mission “to foster peace making and the resolution of conflict through the teaching and implementation of restorative justice values and principles,” its programs are unique in helping to repair the harm for both victims and offenders of violence and crime. See www.ccp.org.

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