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Restorative Justice Facilitator


The CHAT Project works with people impacted by family, domestic, and sexual violence. We provide facilitation directly to families and individuals seeking restorative and collective responses to violence and healing. This includes one-to-one meetings, engaging with family and support systems, working directly with people who have caused harm and people who have been harmed, and facilitation of face-to-face gatherings.

The CHAT Project is seeking facilitators interested in working directly with individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We value personal, professional, community, and cultural experience and wisdom when considering readiness to be a facilitator. 

This is not a good fit for those who have no prior experience in facilitation of dialogues, community accountability, and/or responding to violence. It is important for anyone partnering with The CHAT Project to share alignment with our mission and values.


  • Familiarity with the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence for both survivors and people who have used violence.
  • Experience in restorative justice or other models for safe dialogue around conflict, violence, and accountability, including personal and professional experiences.
  • Comfort and resilience when working through conflict.
  • Experience working in low income, immigrant, and communities of color.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills- Word, Gmail and Google Docs.
  • Ability to travel to and throughout Contra Costa County for in person direct services.


  • Fluency in languages other than English.
  • Familiarity with Contra Costa County.
  • Experience working with people to address their use of violence.


If you are interested in being a facilitator with The CHAT Project, please send an email to with your first and last name and “Facilitator” in the subject line. Please include a brief email about your interest and a resume or description of your relevant experience.

This is not a staff position; this is a contractor role. There are no benefits or mandatory hours associated with this role. We are reviewing and contracting with facilitators on an ongoing basis.

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“They were not judgmental at all and saw the strength in me that sometimes I have a hard time seeing.”

– A participant on working with The CHAT Project facilitators

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