Source: (2001) Longmont, CO: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections.

In 2001 the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) produced a training curriculum in restorative and community justice. The curriculum enables participants to explore restorative justice values and practices, the impact of crime on victims, and strategies for fostering restorative justice in criminal justice systems and in communities. Along with the participant guide, NIC produced a facilitator guide. The facilitator guide follows the content modules of the participant guide. It also contains material specifically oriented to assist a facilitator in guiding participants through the training experience. Such material includes the following: the role, responsibility, and style of the facilitator; principles, methods, and strategies for effective learning; preparation for the training; training logistics; lesson plan formats; presentation materials (e.g., masters of slides, handouts, worksheets, and other training aids); and guidelines for the times required for covering the parts of the curriculum.