CoopsTrainingPhotoFall 2016 and Spring 2017: Apply now for the RJ Student Leaders program!

We are inviting all undergraduate students as well as grad students to apply to become RJ practitioners in your communities, and to form a network to address inter-community conflict and harm at Cal. We will provide trainings and support throughout your tenure as an RJ student leader.

Please visit the work study employment page to apply. Applications will be online by late August.

Current Openings:

Restorative Justice Student Leader

8 hours/week      $12.00 per hour

The Restorative Justice Center, in partnership with the LEAD Center, the Coops and Cross-Cultural Student Development is seeking 5 student RJ Practitioners. No experience with RJ is necessary, as RJ Student practitioners or “RJ Student Leaders” will be trained in Restorative Practice (RP), Restorative Justice (RJ) and other forms of conflict resolution. They will be responsible for providing services in these areas for peers in living spaces and student organizations. In addition, they will meet collectively to research campus climate and social justice issues and strategize ways to extend the reach of RJ and RP in student communities. Applicants must demonstrate that they are highly self-disciplined and self-motivated as much of the work is independent. Applicants must also be confident in engaging conflict, and in acting as creators of safe/brave spaces for peers to discuss issues of campus climate, social justice, conflict and harm. Candidates who can commit to a consistent weekly schedule of 8 hours are preferred.

Volunteers needed to work on the RJ Center website

time commitment is flexible

The RJ Center seeks interns to help with the RJ Center website. Gain valuable experience designing and updating a website while learning about Restorative Justice. You will be able to attend RJ trainings and develop skills in conflict resolution.

Other Opportunities to learn about/practice RJ in the Bay Area and Beyond

Cal Students can also pursue their involvement with the RJ Center and other Bay Area RJ organizations through internships, volunteer work, research, classes that incorporate service components, and trainings to become a working practitioner.

Bay Area Volunteer Opportunities

  • San Quentin program
  • Get on the Bus program
  • Coalition for the Human Rights of the Incarcerated

RJ Center Research Fellows

Sign up to be an RJ Center research fellow! As a fellow of the RJ Center students may conduct research on campus or with community organizations to address the development and implementation of RJ programs.

Classes with a service component

  • Sociology 103, spring semester
  • Check other courses with ACES designations, including Legal Studies 162AC.

Restorative Circle Practitioners

Sign up to be a Restorative Circle Practitioner on campus! Get trained, do info sessions and conduct community-building and peace circles on campus.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact coordinator Julie Shackford-Bradley at jsbradley@berkeley.edu.