Restorative Response for those impacted by sudden & suicide death.
Providing support to survivors and their families.
Restorative Response Resources
Guide for Grieving Families – The guide is a booklet for new survivors, created for use immediately following a tragic event. Provided to local law enforcement and first responders .
Survivor Outreach – trained local volunteers are available to meet with families on request offering listening, compassion and understanding. Volunteers provide a connection to someone who has survived a similar experience. Volunteers provide resources, reassurance and hope.
Monthly Support Group – Offering a safe space for sharing, support and understanding. For past, future & potential members of the Restorative Response Circle series.
Talking Circles – Provided quarterly in sessions of 6 weeks of Circles. Survivor outreach volunteers provide space for uninterrupted listening, storytelling and a pathway to healing.
Presentations/workshops/circles – SCVRJP will facilitate Circles or provide training & information on trauma, survivors, healing responses and providing support.
Healing after loss can be assisted by connecting with others. Restorative Response services are tools to making coping easier. To make a referral, request services or to join our volunteer outreach program, contact Kris Miner.
- Monthly Support Group – July 19, August 16, September 20
- Restorative Response Circle Series – 6-8 pm
- October 4 – November 8 April 18 – May 23 2013
- Restorative Response Volunteer Trainings: July 31 6-8 pm, August 16 4-6 pm
- Walk-for-Awareness – July 28 – remembering loved ones
- Pre-registration requested. Contact 714-425-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Restorative Response is a program of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP). SCVRJP has been serving victims of traffic fatalities since 2003, when Victim Impact Panels were established for Pierce & St. Croix Counties. As a volunteer for Dakota County, Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Corrections, SCVRJP Director Kris Miner facilitates Restorative Justice for homicide and traffic fatalities. These experiences combined with a community need to support those impacted by suicide led to the Restorative Response program.
In 2010, SCVRJP began hosting Talking Circles for survivors of suicide. The program evolved to help others from sudden and tragic loss. The program includes monthly support groups, survivor outreach, training and a guide for grieving families.
SCVRJP is seeking volunteers specifically to the Restorative Response program. Training will be provided on working with survivors, responding restoratively and with compassion. Volunteers will be asked to be available for Circles, support group and the individual outreach aspects. If you have survived the loss of a child or a loved one, due to suicide, homicide or traffic crash, please consider becoming part of the team to help others. If your loss was more recent, SCVRJP encourages participation in a session or setting up a meeting to see if the services could benefit you or your family.
For additional question, please contact Kris Miner. Volunteer applications are available on the SCVRJP website www.scvrjp.org.