Request for Appointments with DSA-LA Conflict Resolution Team (CRT)
Please use this form to request assistance from the DSA-LA Conflict Resolution Team (“CRT”). This form is available to all members of DSA-LA and members of closely aligned coalition projects (e.g., NOlympicsLA, Street Watch LA).
CRT appointments are available for members who need support navigating conflict, harm, harassment, and other concerns related to organizing in DSA. CRT can help you talk through experiences that left you uncomfortable, confused, or frustrated, potentially providing support toward de-escalation, boundary-setting, repair, accountability, and resolution when needed, when possible, and when appropriate. If you feel you have caused harm, harassment, abuse, or violence, you may also use this form to request support in making amends to others or seeking accountability for your own actions.
If you have experienced harm, harassment, abuse, or violence, CRT can also help you report that harmful behavior to the National Grievance Officer; understand the national and local grievance processes outlined by DSA National Resolution 33 and DSA-LA’s own misconduct policy, and take steps toward resolution or accountability. You have the option to use this form anonymously.
CRT implements national and local misconduct policies while doing our best to align the work with restorative and transformative justice principles. To learn more about this, you can click here and here. Every situation is different, and while not every strategy for healing and accountability is always needed or appropriate, we typically use some amount of goal-setting, storytelling, mediated interpersonal and community conversation, reading/writing/listening/watching, circle work, support teams for survivors, and accountability teams for people who have committed harm. Example resources for restorative practices and navigating interpersonal conflict can be found here and here.
Please answer the following 10 questions so that we can set up an initial appointment with you as soon as possible.