Understanding where we’ve come from and where we can go: Moving toward Restorative Justice Framework
Tuesday, May 25th 10:00 am- 11:30 am Mountain Time Presented By: Jenna Harper, Sexual Assault Response Program Manager, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Sarah Silvas-Bernstein, Board
Presented By: Jenna Harper, Sexual Assault Response Program Manager, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Sarah Silvas-Bernstein, Board Treasurer, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
We will examine the current culture of sexual violence advocacy agencies which can be siloed, burnout, and offer limited options with low capacity. Then we will turn to move toward shifting our culture to slow our work down to be more intentional in moving from service provision to liberation In doing so, we will introduce concepts of restorative justice that are integral to understand and incorporate into our work before we can implement restorative justice practices.
Jenna joined CCASA in October 2019. She has been working to address sexual violence since 2004, including working on a crisis support line, and providing clinical counseling and legal support for survivors in the U.S. and Ecuador. During her time in Oregon, she developed and delivered trainings for advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, SANEs, SARTs, Tribal communities, and universities. Prior to joining CCASA, Jenna managed a sexual violence prevention program targeting the root causes of sexual violence and promoting healthy relationships with high school youth, and training teachers. Jenna believes in working collaboratively toward the goal of supporting survivors, ending oppression, and preventing sexual violence. She has a Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Chicago.
Sarah is a dedicated advocate, educator, and professional contributing to the eradication of sexual violence through proactive and responsive approaches for effective social change. Her work and research are rooted in the practices and principles of restorative and social justice as a means to increase institutional and personal capacity, well-being, and resilience. Sarah’s professional work as the Title IX Coordinator of Naropa University, volunteer experience with The Blue Bench and Moving to End Sexual Assault, and on-going experience as a Restorative Justice Facilitator and Community Member with local agencies bolster her commitment to lifelong and fulfilling community-based work. She holds a dual undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Business Management from Graceland University. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her husband, walking with her dogs on the vast trails in Boulder, CO, tending to her plants, and expanding her vintage textiles collection.
(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am