Our very own Fabio Ayala and Jordan Ferrick have been accepted to be speakers at a world conference in Belgium in May to present on their work that they have been doing at the Justice Center. The IIRP Europe Conference on Community Wellbeing and Resilience is an international conference focused on restorative practices and allied approaches in growing well-being and resilience in communities and organizations.
They hosted a fundraiser on March 23rd to raise funds to get them to Belgium! It was a great turnout!
Alex, from Bellows Falls' very own FactTV, stopped by the office to lend his video skills and equipment to Kara. She put together an awesome video on circles and restorative justice!
Kara presented on her work done throughout the semester around circle processes, empathy and compassion development, and community building. She did a fantastic job! The GFCJC is so lucky to have her!
Happy holidays from all of us at GFCJC, Greater Falls Connections, & Parks Place!
Susie, Fabio, & Jordan attended the Vermont Victim Assistance Academy training in Waterbury, VT along with other Victim Advocates throughout the state of Vermont.
At The Putney School, in an assembly on cyberbullying, the GFCJC demonstrated how difficult it can be to sort out the truth on social media with various exercises that asked the students to build a big picture with lots of little pieces of information