Volunteer with CU Restorative Justice Program

CU Restorative Justice Program staff is recruiting and training new volunteers to participate in restorative justice conferences. CURJ serves as an alternative to the traditional disciplinary systems in Boulder and at CU. Volunteers participate in conferences with students who have violated local laws, and provide input about who may have been harmed or impacted by students’ actions. Volunteers also make suggestions about how students may repair subsequent harms or impacts that resulted from the unlawful behavior. No experience is necessary, and volunteers may determine their own level of commitment. 

Through participating with CU Restorative Justice Program, volunteers communicate the importance of accountability and restoration of harms with students cited for violating local laws. CURJ volunteers see that all community members can positively contribute, and share this perspective with student offenders. By helping students repair harms and see the impacts of unlawful behavior, CURJ volunteers strengthen community accountability and promote empathy.

Volunteers receive a free hour of training in restorative justice philosophy and CURJ practices. After attending training, volunteers participate in CURJ conferences that take place Mondays-Thursdays from 6:15-8:30pm. CURJ volunteers determine their own level of commitment, and may apply to participate in the upcoming Restorative Justice Facilitator Training on October 18th and 19th. Contact Abby Whipple at curj@colorado.edu or 303-492-7445 to schedule a training.


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