Faith-Based Crime Survivors Leadership Training

Faith-Based Crime Survivors Leadership Training
February 21, 2022
8:00am - 4:00pm
This faith-based restorative justice workshop is presented in two sessions, an overview where participants will see firsthand an experienced-based restorative justice ministry engaged through presentations / videos and a small group activity session which incorporates experiential exercises and hands-on presentations of the topics discussed.

Session 1: The Overview
This overview will explore how the Archdiocese of San Francisco ministry supports homicide survivors, prisoners, justice-involved people and families separated by incarceration, using experienced-based strategies and functions that embrace these vulnerable populations.

Session 2: The Small Group Activity
The second part of this workshop will include a small group activity.

Each topic in the activity begins with a biblical scripture passage, a brief meditation on the particular topic to read, and related questions to assist reflecting and applying the topic.

Who should attend this workshop
This workshop is for new learners and active practitioners who want to explore an experience-based model of Restorative Justice in action including a biblical justice aspect.

Purpose, goals and objectives
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of restorative justice

  • Identify where restorative justice can be practiced with those affected by crime and incarceration

  • Discuss what restorative dialogue is and how it differs from a common understanding of dialogue

  • Discuss how they can personally practice restorative dialogue in their community

  • Choose at least one area in their life to begin practicing restorative dialogue

  • Discuss how restorative justice can contribute to healing people harmed by others

  • Clearly define root causes and prevention of violence and drug addiction

  • Implement a Crime Survivors and a Reentry Ministry with experienced-based strategies

Julio Escobar, Restorative Justice Practitioner, ACT Violence Prevention Program certified instructor

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Sponsored by:
Archdiocese of San Francisco - Restorative Justice Ministry
Sisters of Mercy - Burlingame, California


Email Julio Escobar at [email protected].
Faith-Based Crime Survivors Leadership Training
February 21, 2022
8:00am - 4:00pm