Counts towards 7 hours of BI Training and 7 hours of Victim/Survivor Advocacy.

Meets Oregon standards for training.

Participating facilitators are volunteers with an interest in healing DV. They are often therapists, mediators, or someone else who is interested in restorative justice. Facilitators see the potential that DVSD has in healing individuals and the DV community at large. By participating, you can help affect change. As a facilitator, you will take a 3-day training where you will observe live dialogue between a DV survivor and offender.

"It’s an honor to witness the healing that happens between two suffering people and to see them break through and shift their perspectives."
-- Carrie Outhier Banks

Facilitator Participation GuidelinesFacilitators must have:

  • Background working with survivors or offenders of domestic violence *Knowledge of domestic violence issues critical
  • Confidentiality and respect *Participants must be free to speak without fear of breach or judgment
  • Level of ability to cope with abuse *Witness to frank discussions of abusive acts
  • Listening *Degree of ability to listen and interject only as a last resort
  • Facilitator training *Must complete specific training for DVSD
  • Referred by participating organizations.


Upon completion you will:

  • Understand the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice
  • Know where and why Restorative Justice works
  • Understand why a Survivor/Victim Advocacy program and a BI program can work well together using the DVSD program. 
  • Develop skills to facilitate restorative processes in the DVSD program
  • Walk away with ideas for implementation of DVSD in your community