Free restorative justice courses

Free training courses which will help people of North Stonehouse make a difference to others living in the area will begin in January.

Stronger North Stonehouse has teamed up with restorative justice (RJ) provider Make Amends to offer residents free training which will see them become Restorative Justice Champions.

RJ offers the chance for victims of crime to communicate with those who have caused the harm and share how the crime has affected them.

Known to reduce offending and help people recover from crime, RJ is a way of bringing people together and building a safer community.

Sooz Brizell, Make Amends service manager, said: “Anyone who would like to understand more about what RJ is and how to champion it within your community, please join us for our training.

“During the training, we will introduce you to the RJ process, help you to think about where and how it can be used within your own lives and community, and understand how to make a referral to our team.”

No previous experience or qualifications are needed, and support is offered for any accessibility needs.

The first course will be delivered via Zoom on Thursday 28 January between 7pm and 9.30pm. https://rj-champs-stonehouse-jan-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

The second course will be held on Thursday 25 February also via Zoom. If COVID guidance changes and it is permitted those who find difficulty accessing technology may be able to attend face to face training at Shekinah, 24 Stonehouse Street, Plymouth, PL1 3PE. https://rj-champs-stonehouse-feb-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

A three-day RJ Facilitator training course (venue to be confirmed) will be held on the 17, 24 and 31 March (9.30am to 4.30pm). This course will need to be delivered face to face, so is dependent on changes to COVID guidance. https://rj-3day-faciliator-march-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

To register to attend the training please email: makeamends@shekinah.co.uk or call 01803 222033 by Monday 18 January 2021.

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