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Saturday, June 4th, was Bath Safety Day! RJP decided to forego the normal 'info table' and go with a circle of fold up white chairs and center piece. There was plenty of sidewalk chalk and RJP asked two questions folks could answer either by drawing or sitting in the circle and talking with whomever is in circle at the time!
The questions we asked were 1) When do you feel like you most belong in a community or group of people? 2) When you make mistakes, what do you need most?
THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers and the lovely Bath community for taking such interest and getting involved by exploring these questions in circle! 🧡
Pictured below are our loyal volunteers, Gabe Smith, along with his sweet family, RJP board member and longtime mentors Aaron and Bill.
On May 31st and June 1st, RJPs youth and adult conferencing coordinators, Sarah and Karin, welcomed enthusiastic folks from all over coastal Maine, from Wells to Ellsworth, to the Restorative Justice Project's facilitator training at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast.
Restorative Justice Conferencing is a facilitated intervention that addresses serious misbehaviors or harmful incidents in a community setting. Addressing the questions of what happened, who was affected and how, all parties work together to determine an agreement for how to make things as right as possible. This two day training, provided opportunities for attendees to gain a greater understanding of Restorative Justice, with a specific focus on facilitating the RJ conference process, from preparation to RJ process to follow up.
This was RJPs first facilitator training of 2019 and it was beyond successful!
Please join RJP in welcoming our new volunteer facilitators into the Community Resolution Program!
Completely blown away by our community; the generosity and support for the Restorative Justice Project is so heartwarming and encouraging. The money raised by Co-Op shoppers in the month of May, through the Common Cents program, will be put towards excellent use in promoting fundamental change in our justice system and our schools. Thank you to the Belfast Co-Op, its staff and its loyal shoppers for this amazing gift.