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CMRS - Restorative Justice and Mediation Evaluation VISTA
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth VISTA program places members in nonprofits, government, and schools in the Twin Cities to create, connect, and leverage resources to address education inequities such as the opportunity and achievement gaps. We build capacity, coordinate efforts that bridge and build the integration of school and community-wide support for youth, and actively engage youth as agents of change in closing these gaps. Our 20 person cohort meets regularly for professional development, team building, and peer support. This position is placed at Community Mediation and Restorative Services. Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc’s mission is to develop the capacity of the community to respectfully resolve conflict and repair harm. We utilize this community empowerment approach as we work on addressing barriers to stable housing and school success. In the last several years, CMRS’s services have expanded and changed rapidly, especially during COVID. Now is an ideal time to make sure that we are using best practices in our services as well as gathering feedback from the people who receive our services and are most impacted by the model and practices we use. A VISTA will bring fresh perspectives and ideas to help us check our blind spots. The VISTA will also bring together a group of young people who we serve. The VISTA will facilitate this group in order to learn about restorative justice, mediation, and CMRS. The group will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback and suggestions to a variety of stakeholders at CMRS and in the wider community.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Assemble a cohort of youth (ages 16-25) Train cohort in restorative justice and mediation practices Facilitate ongoing cohort meetings Work with cohort to learn about and evaluate CMRS service areas and outcomes Connect cohort with staff, volunteers, and board members Identify funding sources to continue youth cohort work Document process (challenges, strengths) and work with other organizations to create similar projects Learn, observe, and practice restorative justice and mediation models Research data and case studies on restorative justice and mediation interventions with youth Research new potential evaluation tools Analyze usefulness of potential tools and assist team in selecting tool Create a system for recording and reporting evaluative data; document how to use the system for future use
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development . 
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CMRS - Restorative Justice and Mediation Evaluation VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2022  To  08/05/2022 

Contact Lauren Van Schepen
2233 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 110829