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Restorative Justice Learning Series

To register email: smarks@dvcommission.org

There is no cost to participate the learning series; however, an RSVP is required.

The initial session will be at the annual meeting of the Commission on Sexual & Domestic Violence. The following dates are tentatively scheduled for the learning series. All sessions after the Annual Commission Meeting are scheduled from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.

  • Thurs, May 23

  • Thurs, September 26

  • Thurs, November 21

  • Thurs, January 30

  • Thurs, March 19

  • Thurs, May 21

Restorative Justice as a way to address sexual and domestic violence in Whatcom County: A Learning Series. To RSVP or learn more, contact: Susan Marks, Director of the Commission (smarks@dvcommission.org or 360-312-5700 ext. 1242). Co-hosted by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Sexual & Domestic Violence. Goals & Objectives: Develop a common understanding and definition of restorative justice framework; Explore how a restorative justice framework can be applied to our community response to sexual & domestic violence; Develop shared community values for considering restorative justice to address domestic violence & sexual assault. May 23, Thursday 8-10am. First session: Bellingham-Whatcom County on Sexual & Domestic Violence Annual Meeting at the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room 104 North Commercial.
About: A series of six 2-hour learning session conducted every 2 months over the course of a year. Participants should plan to ATTEND ALL SESSIONS of the learning series. The initial session will be at the ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMISSION on Sexual & Domestic Violence. The schedule of other sessions is to be determined. (The learning series will resume in September after a brief hiatus for the summer). Who should attend? Advocates, social service providers, counselors, administrators and Title IX coordinators in secondary schools and institutions of higher education, policy-makers, elected officials, faith community leaders, probation and parole officers, law enforcement, public defenders, prosecutors, restorative justice practitioners, community members, civil legal attorneys, judicial officers