The Northwest Justice Forum is seeking workshop proposals for its 14th Annual Forum in 2018. 

View the entire RFP description here.

Complete the RFP application below.

Deadline December 15, 2017

"Restorative Justice: Collaborating for a Resilient Community"  

Three key areas of focus for the conference are:

1. Resiliency & Reflection

Our northwest region has become more aware of the negative outcomes for those impacted by trauma. This includes how trauma impacts crime victims/survivors, and a deeper understanding of the science surrounding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The message is clear: supporting those who have experienced trauma happens when safety, trust, empowerment, collaboration and choice are prioritized. This focus area will connect the dots between restorative justice and trauma-informed practices, and explore tools and research for building resilience in individuals and communities.

2. Collaboration & Community

In order for restorative justice to be fully implemented in our communities we need to work collaboratively, and engage all of our stakeholders in the efforts toward building communities that embody resiliency, social justice, and equity. This focus area will explore the diverse ways that various stakeholder groups have applied restorative justice, highlighting partnerships and collaborations that make implementation successful and equitable. 

3. Innovation & Integrity

Restorative Justice is gaining in general awareness and popularity. The growing excitement in the field has created opportunities for fresh applications and new twists and takes on traditional processes. This focus area will explore innovative ways that restorative justice is being applied in addition to tools and practices that are being used to ensure integrity and alignment with core principles, values, and standards.

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Presentation Proposal Application

Please read the complete request for proposals before completing the electronic application.  

The following are some workshop topic areas that may align with this year's theme.

  • Trauma-informed restorative justice practices
  • Restorative justice practices used to facilitate community dialogue
  • Community conferencing
  • Processes used to facilitate culture change within school communities
  • Processes used to facilitate dialogue between communities of color and law enforcement
  • Processes used to address violence at the community level
  • Processes used to address historic harms
  • Mental health and restorative justice
  • Restorative justice as an effective path to addressing discipline
  • Process for soliciting the buy-in of critical community stakeholders (e.g. school administrators, criminal justice professionals, teachers, parents, etc.)
  • Restorative justice as an evidence-based tool for ending the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Creating a whole system approach: engaging the schools, courts, attorneys, psychologists, and clergy in creating success
  • Ways in which restorative justice addresses racial disparity in discipline, policing, and sentencing
  • Ways in which restorative justice can reduce social marginalization of oppressed groups.