C4RJ Volunteer Resources Guide 

I. C4RJ Information        

A. Volunteer Teams        

B. Partner Communities        

C. Meeting Locations        

D. Circle Roles        

E. Select C4RJ Policies Relevant to Volunteers and Staff        

F. Case Evaluations        

G. Technology Resources        

1. C4RJ Google Accounts        

2. Signing into Google        

3. Switching Between Google Apps        

4. Multiple Google Accounts        

5. Forwarding C4RJ Google Mail

6. Google Drive        

7. Sharing and Making Copies of Documents        

8. Account Security        

9. C4RJ Letterhead

10. C4RJ Conference Line        

H. Meeting Scheduling with Doodle        

I. List of Upcoming C4RJ Circles        

II. Case Process        

A. Case Referral        

1. Case Referral from Partner Organization

2. Police Referral Tool

3. Case Acceptance        

B. Client Notification and Registration        

1. Creating Online Case Resources        

2. Offender Notification        

3. Victim Notification        

4. Substance Use Assessment        

5. Reduced Program Fee and/or Payment Plan        

6. Program Fee Processing        

7. Offender Registration & Confirmation        

C. Case Initiation        

1. Police Report Summary        

2. Case Handoff to Case Coordinator        

D. Client Intakes        

1. Recruitment of Case Facilitators        

2. Victim Intake        

3. Intake Scheduling        

4. Offender Intake        

5. Intake Summaries

6. Community Service Guidelines        

E. Opening Circle        

1. Opening Circle Scheduling        

2. Preparing Offender for Opening Circle        

3. Keeping the Opening Circle        

4. Facilitating at the Opening Circle        

F. Restorative Agreement        

1. Facilitator-Offender Meetings        

2. Offender Community Service        

3. Giving Strikes to Offenders        

4. Apology Letters        

G. Third Strike Circle        

H. Closing Circle        

1. Closing Circle Scheduling        

2. Preparing Offender for Closing Circle        

3. Closing Circle        

4. Case Evaluations / Apology Letters        

I. Case Completion        

1. Case Summaries        

2. Case Completion/Termination Memos        

3. Case Closure        

III. Case Forms        

A. Apology Letter Template

B. Case Contact Sheet for Offender

C. Case Evaluation Form

D. Case Status Sheet

E. Circle Keeper Script

F. Circle Keeper’s Checklist

G. Community Service Completion Form

H. Contract for Participation

I. Family Service Completion Form

J. Ground Rules for the Restorative Circle Process

K. Offender Intake Form        

L.  Release of Information

M. Restorative Agreement

N. Three Strike Policy

O. Victim Intake Form

P. Weekly Offender-Facilitator Meeting Form        

IV. Facilitator Tools        

A. Reflective Exercises        

1. 3 Things Exercise

2. Bystander Intervention Program        

3. Character Contract        

4. Circle of Friends and Support (Variation 1)        

5. Circle of Friends and Support (Variation 2)

6. Dealing with Social Pressure        

7. Decision Tree        

8. Family Contract        

9. Goals        

10. Helpful Coping Statements        

11. Newspaper Article        

12. Racism, Privilege and Bullying Resources        

13. Reflection Ideas for Journaling        

14. Respectful Relationships        

15. Thinking Errors

16. Twenty Things I Learned Exercise (Variation 1)        

17. Twenty Things I Learned Exercise (Variation 2)        

18. What did you hear at the Opening Circle?        

19. Writing the Apology Letter

B.  Additional Apology Letter Resources

1. Apology Letter Handout

2. Apology Letter Guidelines & Template (streamlined)        

3. Basic Goals of Apology Letter

C. Reflective Exercises Adapted for Very Young Offenders

D.  Resource Libraries for Developing Facilitation Tools

1. Anti-Defamation League

2. Facing History and Ourselves        

3. Operation Respect        

V. Shadowing        

A. How to Shadow        

B. Meetings with the Responsible Party        

C. Facilitation Observer Sheet        

D. Asking questions during the meeting        

E. After the meeting        

F. When will I facilitate on my own?        

VI. How to Work with a Shadow (for Lead Facilitators)        

A. First Meeting with a Shadow        

B. Before meetings        

C. During meetings        

D. After meetings

E. Meeting Agenda Form        

F. Skills Observer Sheet        

G. Facilitator Process and Skills

VII. Advanced C4RJ Training Resources        

A. Facilitator Skills Training (Level 2 Facilitator Training)

1. Facilitator Toolkit        

2. Participant Guide

3. Recorded  Training - 5-4-2019

B. Circle Keeper Training

1. Training Manual        

2. PowerPoint

C. Trauma & Attachment Theory with Dr. Pam Alexander

1. PowerPoint        

2. Recorded Training - 3-20-2019

D. Working with Offenders with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

1. Understanding Learning Disabilities. How Difficult Can This Be - The F.A.T. (Frustration, Anxiety, Tension) City Workshop

2. Parent Talk, by Richard D. Marcus, with Mary Marcus

3. The Ownership Manual: An Introductory Guide to Coping With Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder        

2. Teaching Responsibility with Developmental Empathy with neuropsychologist David Gleason

  1. PowerPoint (Part 1)
  2. PowerPoint (Part 2)
  3. Executive Functioning Inventory

VIII. Local Resources

A. C4RJ Meeting Locations and Contacts        

B. Community Service Opportunities        

C. Counselors/Programs/Resources

D. Mental Health and Special Education Resources for Undocumented Youth        

IX. Additional Resources on Google Drive

A. Massachusetts Restorative Justice Legislation FAQ        

B. Recordings: RJ On the Rise: Race, Implicit Bias & Restorative Practice (March, 2019)