CURB To Hold Webinar On Restorative Practices

November 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

In observing Restorative Justice Week, CURB will be holding a free public webinar entitled ‘Creating a Restorative Community: Restorative Practices and How It Works’ on Friday [Nov 20] from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

A spokesperson said, “This week around the world countries will be celebrating International Restorative Justice Week, holding events to raise public awareness about the importance of restorative justice practices and the restorative justice ethos and how it benefits a society and helps bring together communities not only locally, but also globally that are committed to address injustices and harm in a humane way.

“As part of the international celebrations, CURB will be holding a free public webinar on Friday, November 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm entitled ‘Creating a Restorative Community: Restorative Practices and How It Works.’

“The public will be provided with a brief overview of restorative practices and will then move to a panel discussion on how restorative practices are being used in Bermuda and the outcomes being seen.

CURB IIRP Licensed Trainers, November 2019

CURB IIRP Licensed Trainers Bermuda, November 2019

“We are grateful to the following presenters who have agreed to be a part of the panel: Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe, Gang Violence Reduction Coordinator Pastor Leroy Bean, Hashim Estwick, Stacey-Lee Williams and Michelle Scott-Outerbridge.

“Panelists will be providing insight into the use of restorative practices in their respective areas of work, which are the courts, gang violence prevention, the police service, education, and community conversations.

“Interested people can register for the free webinar here. For more information, please email admin@uprootingracism.org or call 707 1496.

“People are able to register up into Friday afternoon, but are encouraged to do so sooner to secure their spot.

“Restorative practices can be applied in a broad range of contexts as a preventive methodology, creating a healthier community and building relationships among work colleagues, faculty members, students and faculty, and in any group environment that needs to ensure a sense of community is respected and restored.

“Restorative practices can also respond reactively, ensuring that when incidents do arise that damage an individual or group, such as bullying, school suspension, hate crime, domestic violence, etc, that practices to address the incident include practical goals and methods to restore and repair the harm by including all affected parties in a direct or indirect encounter and a process of understanding through voluntary and authentic dialogue.

“The success of restorative practices in education is well-documented, as is the success of restorative justice practices within the criminal justice system, including social agencies, not only between those harmed and those who have perpetrated the harm, but also between colleagues working within extremely stressful environments.

“CURB has five licensed trainers who have all trained with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and who all engage in offering training to the community through their Restorative Practices Bermuda program.

“For those wishing to train in restorative practices or learn more about restorative justice, please join our Facebook page or email admin@restorativepractices.bm or admin@uprootingracism.org.”

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