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15 - 24

Victim Offender Dialogue / Core Mediation Primary Training (virtual)



When:  May 15, 17, 19, 22, and 24 on Zoom

Time:    8:30 am – 12:30 pm



$500 regular

$450 early bird (if $75 non-refundable deposit received by 4 pm on April 24)



Approved for 26 CDRE and CEU hours (including 1.5 hours of ethics)


Instructors and Coaches:

Sheryl Wilson, MLS – KIPCOR Executive Director

Eva Lapp, MPA – KIPCOR Director of Education & Training

Laurel Woodward-Breckbill, MPhil – KIPCOR RSI Coordinator


Learn to work with persons impacted by crime — harmed parties, those who cause harm, & community members — through a restorative dialogue process (Victim Offender Dialogue/Mediation or VOD).

Topics include…

  • Origins, philosophy & principles of restorative justice & victim offender dialogue/mediation
  • Victim awareness and sensitivity
  • Offender awareness and sensitivity
  • Case preparation for victim offender dialogue/mediation
  • The mediation process and how it applies to crime and disciplinary breaches
  • Communication and conflict resolution skill-building (especially for emotionally-charged situations)
  • Working with local criminal justice agencies to set up a community-based VOD program
  • Kansas Supreme Court Rules relating to Core Mediation, including ethical obligations

Technical requirements: 

  • reliable internet connection
  • device (computer or tablet) with camera and microphone




May 15 @ 8:30 am
May 24 @ 12:30 pm