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Training

Restorative Justice Victim-Offender Conferencing Training- Fall Training

September 9, 11, 12, 14 and October 14, 16, 17 & 19
6 – 9 pm weekdays and 9 am – 5 pm Saturdays
Gordinier Hall, Bolger Conference Center at Millersville University
30 James Street, Millersville, PA 17551

Could you facilitate restorative justice and healing from conflict and crime? Advoz is training volunteers to facilitate face-to-face restorative justice with youth and adult offenders and those they’ve harmed. In addition to learning the conferencing process and practicing it through role plays, trainees will learn about the justice system, about victim’s rights and needs, ethics and communication skills.

Learn about the following topics:

  • Victim-offender conferencing process
  • Court and probation systems
  • Victim rights and needs
  • Ethics
  • Communications tools

Practice being a facilitator through multiple role plays that walk you through the three-step process of Advoz’s restorative justice conferencing involving those who’ve harmed others, those who’ve been harmed and at times, other relevant family and community members.

Fee for those planning to volunteer in the Advoz’s Restorative Justice Conferencing program is $95, which includes written and digital materials (a book, manual, and DVD), refreshments and professional leadership. Scholarships are available by contacting program@advoz.org.

Fee for those who are using the training for professional development purposes is $375. The fee includes CLEs for attorneys or CEUs for social workers, written and digital materials (a book, manual, and DVD), refreshments and professional leadership.

Deadline to register is Monday, August 26th at Noon.

If you would like to volunteer in this program, complete both of the following forms by the deadlines listed to receive the volunteer rate.

If you are taking this training for professional development, simply select “Complete Registration.”


Basic Mediation Training – Fall Training

October 3, 4 & 5th
9 am – 5 pm
Eastern Mennonite University – Lancaster
1846 Charter Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601

Trainees will be introduced to mediation process and its benefits in both their personal and professional lives. Communication and conflict resolution skills will be taught throughout the course and role play tactics will be used to help practice trainees’ newfound skills. Those who are interested in further training and mentoring can do so through Advoz afterward.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on October 3rd, 4th, 5th, Thursday through Saturday.

Early Bird Registration ends Friday, September 6th!

Registration fees include training materials, lunch, and refreshments, all while being led by experienced professional trainers. Discounts and scholarships are available

COMING SOON: Intermediate Mediation Training

One Day Training Format When: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Where: HACC – Lancaster Campus (1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA)

If you’ve had basic mediation training, this one-day workshop is the next step to sharpen your skills to resolve conflict as a third-party. Intermediate Mediation Training uses interactive exercises and discussions to lead basic mediators though examining the following topics: dealing with intense emotions, the use of silence, the role of support parties in mediation, power imbalances and a more detailed look into agreements to mediate and the problem-solving stage of the mediation process.  In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to mediate one conflict (with outside role players) and receive feedback from a “coach.”

This session prepares trainees to mediate a range of disputes through Advoz. A special rate for volunteers and scholarships may be available by contacting program@advoz.org.

Register to reserve your place. Date and time to be announced.

Other trainings are available in the following topics:

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution Theory & Skills
  • Advanced Mediation Training
  • Divorce & Custody Mediation Training
  • Elder Mediation Training
  • Restorative Justice Theory and Practices (introductory and advanced)
  • Restorative Dialogue for Crime Victims/Offenders (also called Victim Offender Conferencing)
  • Circle Process Facilitation (also called Restorative or Peacemaking Circles)
  • Restorative Schools: Community Building and Accountable Discipline for Youth

Building competency and experience using conflict resolution and restorative practices is vital to building a peaceable community, able to endure tough dialogue in times of tension, conflict and violence. Advoz draws on an experienced training team to equip you or your group, business or school in using mediation and restorative practices to positively address conflict and disciplinary issues.

Interested in a future course? Contact us to let us know your interest.